Flood Potential Outlook
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1126 AM MDT FRI MAY 23 2014

SNOW MONITORING SITES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY HAVE SHOWN INCREASING
SNOW MELT OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS...AND IN RESPONSE RIVERS AND
STREAMS HAVE TRENDED HIGHER. FRIDAY WILL BE THE WARMEST DAY YET
OF 2014...AND ALTHOUGH A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
REGION SATURDAY...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THIS WARM SPELL WILL CAUSE MORE
RAPID SNOW MELT AND ADDITIONAL WATER RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS.
A FEW LOCATIONS SUCH AS THE CLARKS FORK OF THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER
NEAR BELFRY AND EDGAR...AND AREAS ALONG THE SHIELDS RIVER...COULD
APPROACH BANKFULL THIS WEEKEND OR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

PEOPLE WITH INTERESTS NEAR WATERWAYS SHOULD MOVE LIVESTOCK AND
EQUIPMENT TO HIGHER GROUND. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO
SPRINGTIME RUNOFF FLOODING SHOULD FINALIZE PREPARATIONS FOR THIS
FLOOD SEASON. ANYONE PLANNING RECREATION ON AREA WATERWAYS SHOULD
BE AWARE OF RISING WATER AND ITS HAZARDS AND USE EXTRA CAUTION.
REMEMBER THAT EROSION CAN MAKE STREAM BANKS HAZARDOUS.

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