Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY
FGUS75 KCYS 311730
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
1130 AM MDT TUE MAY 31 2016
...Southeast Wyoming rivers expected to peak early next week in
response to accelerated snowmelt runoff by this weekend...
Snowmelt runoff will continue to increase this week and is expected to greatly
accelerate by this weekend. Afternoon temperatures at the 9500 foot elevation
are expected to be in the middle to upper 60s Friday through Sunday. Morning
low temperatures are expected to be above the frost temperatures Friday through
Showers and thunderstorms are also expected over the mountains on Sunday
and Monday afternoons and evenings.
Smaller creeks and streams will be running near bankfull conditions by
Sunday morning with main stem rivers running at moderate to high levels by
early next week. Minor flooding along small streams and creeks may occur over
low lying areas and near creek and stream confluence locations.
The North Platte River at Saratoga is expected to peak between minor and moderate
flood stage by Tuesday afternoon. The North Platte River near Sinclair is
forecasted to crest to minor flood stage by Tuesday night.
The Laramie River will continue rise to near moderate flood stage by Tuesday
afternoon with further rises expected through next week.
Avoid crossing mountain creeks and streams in the late afternoon through early
evening hours as the water levels are the highest during that time. Keep small
children away from the banks of high flowing creeks and streams as they can
be quickly washed away.
Graphical forecasts are available at:
Visit weather.gov/riverton and select the rivers & lakes tab for
graphical forecasts and additional information.