Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Billings, MT
FGUS75 KBYZ 261156
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
556 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017
...Rising water levels expected into the weekend with minor
The area received upwards of 2 inches of rainfall Monday night
and Tuesday. Along with the rainfall, wet snow accumulation of 4
to 8 inches was common over the county, with higher amounts along
the foothills. This snowfall will melt out over the next several
days and add additional water to an already saturated ground. Rain
and wet snow is again in the forecast for Thursday and Friday,
with precipitation amounts of 1 to 1.5 inches possible through the
All the above mentioned factors will combine to cause water
levels in area rivers and streams to rise late this week into the
weekend. Minor flooding is possible, especially along the
foothills and in creeks with less capacity. Ponding of water will
be very common as the snow melts and additional rainfall occurs.
Roads could become very muddy with water possibly flowing over the
top, making travel very difficult.
Therefore, if you plan to work or recreate near waterways through
the weekend, be alert and aware of rising water levels. Do not
attempt to drive over a water covered road, as the road may be
washed out underneath. Report any flooding to local officials.
Monitor NOAA Weather Radio and your local media for the very
latest forecast and updates.