Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
603 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.RAINFALL ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA ON
FRIDAY HAS SATURATED SOILS IN SOME AREAS. LONGER LASTING RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA BEGINNING LATER
FRIDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE
HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED MAINLY DURING THE DAY ON
SATURDAY. RAINFALL WILL BE LOCALLY ENHANCED ALONG THE ROCKY
MOUNTAIN FRONT DUE TO UPSLOPE EFFECTS...MAKING FLOODING OF CREEKS
AND STREAMS OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS POSSIBLE. HIGHER RAINFALL TOTALS
ARE EXPECTED IN THE EASTERN PORTIONS...FOR A MORE WIDESPREAD
THREAT OF CREEK AND STREAM FLOODING. THE THREAT OF RIVER FLOODING
REMAINS LOW AT THIS TIME.

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HILL-CHOUTEAU-LIBERTY-BLAINE-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HAVRE...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...
CHESTER...CHINOOK...STANFORD...LEWISTOWN
603 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL
  MONTANA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL MONTANA...
  FERGUS AND JUDITH BASIN. IN NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA... BLAINE...
  CHOUTEAU...HILL AND LIBERTY.

* THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* RAINFALL FRIDAY HAS CAUSED MINOR BASEMENT FLOODING IN THE FORT
  BELKNAP AREA. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH THE WEEKEND
  COULD CAUSE SIMILAR CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE EASTERN
  PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS CLOSE TO
  THE MOUNTAINS.

* RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH SUNDAY: 2 TO 3 INCHES OVER THE
  PLAINS...WITH UP TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
  WILL BE THE MAIN THREATS. HOWEVER...SOME CREEKS AND STREAMS MAY
  FLOW OUT OF THEIR BANKS. RIVERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO RISE ACROSS
  THE AREA...BUT THEY ARE EXPECTED TO MOSTLY REMAIN IN THEIR
  BANKS AT THIS TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BROWNING...CHOTEAU
603 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND
  SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT.

* THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* RAINFALL WILL INCREASE ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT LATE
  TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL LIKELY
  INCREASE THE FLOW OF WATER IN CREEKS AND STREAMS RUNNING OUT OF
  THE MOUNTAINS.

* RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT: 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE
  PLAINS...WITH 3 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
  WILL BE THE MAIN THREATS. HOWEVER...SOME CREEKS AND STREAMS MAY
  FLOW OUT OF THEIR BANKS. RIVERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO RISE ACROSS
  THE AREA...BUT THEY ARE EXPECTED TO MOSTLY REMAIN IN THEIR
  BANKS AT THIS TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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