Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY
FGUS75 KRIW 202126
National Weather Service Riverton WY
903 AM MDT FRI MAY 20 2016
...Cooler mountain temperatures by the end of the weekend and into
next week will slow down snowmelt runoff...
Creeks and rivers along the southern Wind River Basin will peak
early Sunday morning with continued snowmelt runoff. Temperatures at the
9000 foot elevation are expected to be in the middle to upper 50s Friday and
Saturday afternoons. Only minor flooding of low lying areas is expected
along area creeks and rivers through Sunday.
Snowmelt runoff will slow down by the end of the weekend into next week in response
to cooling afternoon temperatures at the 9000 foot elevation. Variable cloudiness
with scattered rain showers through the middle of next week will also slow down the
amount of snowmelt runoff.
Avoid crossing small creeks and streams in the late afternoon through early
evening hours as the water levels are the highest during that time. People living
near creeks and streams should be ready to move to higher ground when water
levels begin to rise.
Graphical forecasts are available at:
Visit weather.gov/riverton and select the rivers & lakes tab for
graphical forecasts and additional information.