Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Billings MT
1015 AM MDT Thu Jun 22 2017

...The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Flood
Warning for the following rivers in Montana...

  Clarks Fork Of The Yellowstone at Edgar affecting Carbon County

.Recent warm temperatures have increased snow melt of the
substantial snow pack above 8000 feet in the Beartooth and Absaroka
mountains. This melt water was moving down the Clarks Fork of the
Yellowstone river resulting in significant rises over the past few
days. River levels are expected to rise to bankfull this afternoon
and again Friday afternoon, before cooler temperatures slow the snow
melt and allow water levels to drop this weekend. Flooding impacts
will be similar to those 2 weeks ago and include increased bank
erosion and low land flooding adjacent to the river.


Safety message...A river Flood Warning means river flooding is
expected to impact people and property in the warned area. Prepare
for flooding impacts associated with the forecast river levels in
your location.

The latest stages and forecasts for rivers and streams can be found
at our web page: http://water.weather.gov


1015 AM MDT Thu Jun 22 2017

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Clarks Fork Of The Yellowstone at Edgar affecting Carbon
* from this afternoon to Saturday evening...or until the warning is
* At 10 AM Thursday the stage was 8.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise to around flood stage
  late Thursday afternoon and early Thursday evening. After dropping
  Thursday night, the river should crest around 8.7 feet late Friday
  afternoon and early Friday evening. The river will fall some on
  Saturday, but may still be close to bankfull Saturday afternoon,
  before dropping well below flood stage Saturday night.

             FLOOD  OBSERVED             FORECAST 6 PM
LOCATION     STAGE  STAGE   DAY TIME    Fri    Sat    Sun

Clarks Fork Of The Yellowstone
  Edgar       8.5    8.0   Thu 10 AM    8.7    8.0    7.3


LAT...LON 4566 10868 4557 10878 4531 10887 4531 10894
      4554 10888 4566 10875


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