Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT
FGUS75 KTFX 041714
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1115 AM MDT Tue Apr 4 2017
...Minor flooding possible across portions of Central Montana this
With the heavy snowfall on Monday ranging from 15 to 20 inches in
the Highwood...Little Belts and Big Snowy Mountains...some minor
flooding could develop later this week as warmer temperatures move
into the region.
The above normal temperatures expected on Wednesday and Thursday
could lead to a quickly melting snowpack...resulting in minor
flooding of small streams and creeks that flow out of the mountains
across Central MT. Some ponding of water is possible across
agricultural lands near the foothills as well.
The quickly melting snowpack could also result in some rural roads
in mountain areas having water flowing over it or possible washouts.
Thus...if you plan to work or recreate near waterways in Central MT
this week, please be aware that creeks, streams, and rivers will
likely be running high due to the unseasonably warm weather.
As a reminder...travelers are urged not to drive through any flooded
roadways...as you do not know how deep the water is or if the road
has been washed out underneath the flowing water. The best option is
turn around...do not drown.
Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or your local media for the latest
updates on this situation.