Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1243 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...Rain on snowmelt today will result in rapid runoff and
additional flooding in the western valleys...

.Two to five tenths of an inch of rain is expected across the
western valleys and basins through this morning. The rain is
expected to mix with or turn to wet snow early this morning. The
rain on a very ripe and melting snowpack will result in rapid
snowmelt runoff. Possible flooding is expected through early
this afternoon.

Jackson Hole-Upper Green River Basin Foothills-
Upper Green River Basin-
Including the cities of Jackson, Pinedale, La Barge, Big Piney,
and Farson
1243 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northwest Wyoming and west central Wyoming,
  including the following areas, in northwest Wyoming, Jackson
  Hole. In west central Wyoming, Upper Green River Basin and
  Upper Green River Basin Foothills.

* Through early afternoon

* Rapid snowmelt runoff over low elevations due to rain on a
  melting snowpack.

* Flooding of smaller streams, culverts,and other low lying areas
  will remain a distinct possibility into this afternoon.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

People living in flood prone areas across the western valleys and
across the Upper Green Basin should begin preparing for rising
water across low lying areas such as drainage ditches, bridges,
and basements. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert
for possible Flood Warnings.



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