Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Boise, ID
FGUS75 KBOI 292024 CCA
National Weather Service Boise ID
224 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017 /124 PM PDT Wed Mar 29 2017/
...INCREASING RIVER AND STREAM LEVELS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THE END OF THE WEEK...
Rain and snowmelt will cause river levels to increase late this
week. Mainstem rivers such as the Malheur River near Vale,
Snake River near Weiser, and the lower Payette River may reach
minor flood stage by week`s end. The potential for minor flooding
along small creeks and streams will increase as well.
A potent storm from the North Pacific will spread rain across
the region beginning tonight, with snow level starting near 8000
feet MSL. Rain will increase in intensity late tonight and Thursday
morning as a strong cold front moves through. The snow level will
quickly lower to near 4000 feet MSL later Thursday as precipitation
decreases. Rain totals of 0.75 to 1.25 inch through Thursday
afternoon will be common below 6000 feet MSL. The colder air
late Thursday and Thursday night will reduce snowmelt, however.
Drier and warmer conditions are anticipated Friday through the
Residents are encouraged to monitor this weather situation for
updates, watches or warnings. People who live along streams or
rivers should monitor water levels closely.