Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY
FGUS75 KRIW 271528
National Weather Service Riverton WY
828 AM MST MON FEB 27 2017
...Additional flooding due ice jams and snowmelt possible
Saturday and Sunday due to warmer temperatures...
Afternoon high temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50
are expected for Saturday and Sunday. Morning low temperatures
are forcasted to just below freezing on Sunday morning.
Ice jam flooding is still possible along the Big Horn River
as there are still parts of the main channel that are not ice
free. Middle to lower reaches of the Wind River are still
not totally ice free.
A foot to a foot and a half of snow still covers the lower
portions of the Wind River Basin. Warmer weekend temperatures
may again cause the likelihood of flooding of low lying areas
along the basin.
People living in flood prone areas in the Wind River Basin
should again take precautions for additional flooding.
People living near the Big Horn and Wind Rivers should
monitor river levels closely due to additional ice jams.
Graphical forecasts are available at:
Visit weather.gov/riverton and select the rivers &
lakes tab for graphical forecasts and additional information.