Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY
FGUS75 KCYS 031611
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
1011 AM MDT FRI JUN 3 2016
...Mountain snowmelt runoff below 10,000 foot elevation
forecasted to peak early next week...
...Southeast Wyoming rivers expected to crest by the
middle of next week...
Snowmelt runoff will significantly increase by the weekend with
with maximum snowmelt runoff occurring early next week. Afternoon
temperatures at the 9500 foot elevation will be in the middle 60s by
Friday and Saturday, warming into the upper 60s for Sunday through
Tuesday. Morning low temperatures will be at or above the frost
temperatures Friday through Tuesday.
Isolated to scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderatorms are
forecasted Sunday through Tuesday.
Cooler mountain temperatures are expected by next Thursday afternoon. There
may be a better chance for mountain showers and thunderstorms for next Friday
and Saturday. At this time, it is uncertain as to the intensity, location,
and areal coverage of the showers.
Smaller creeks and streams will be running near bankfull conditions by
early Monday with main stem rivers running at moderate to high levels by
the middle of 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 crest between minor and
moderate flood stage by Wednesday afternoon. The North Platte River near
Sinclair is forecasted to crest between action and minor flood stage by Thursday
morning. The Laramie River at Laramie will contintue to rise slowly towards
moderate flood stage by the middle of next week with further rises expected.
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 swept away.
Graphical forecasts are available at:
Visit weather.gov/cheyenne and select the rivers & lakes tab for
graphical forecasts and additional information.