Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
126 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...HEAVY RAIN BEGINNING TONIGHT...LASTING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON MAY CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS OVER THE
OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS...ALONG THE LANDER FOOTHILLS...AND
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN END OF THE WIND RIVER BASIN...

.RAINFALL WILL START ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE BIGHORN
BASIN AND INTO THE WIND RIVER BASIN AND ALONG THE LANDER
FOOTHILLS BY THIS AFTERNOON...INCREASING IN INTENSITY BY THIS
EVENING...CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WITH RAINFALL HEAVY
AT TIMES...THEN TAPERING OFF SOME ON SUNDAY. TOTAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ARE FORECASTED TO BE 2 TO 3 INCHES
WITH SOME AREAS ALONG THE LANDER FOOTHILLS AND EASTERN WIND RIVER
MOUNTAINS RECEIVING UP TO 4 INCHES.

SNOW LEVELS WITH THIS EVENT WILL START OUT ABOVE 10000 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON...DROPPING TO AROUND 8500 FEET BY SATURDAY
MORNING...THEN BOUNCING BETWEEN 8500 AND 9500 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

RAINFALL AND SNOWMELT RUNOFF WILL COMBINE FORCES SATURDAY MORNING
TO CAUSE RAPID RISES OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS ALONG THE LANDER
FOOTHILLS AS WELL ALONG THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN WIND
RIVER BASIN AND THROUGH WIND RIVER CANYON. SMALL STREAMS AND
CREEKS ARE EXPECTED TO RUN AT HIGH LEVELS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
ADDITIONALLY...MUD SLIDES AND ROCK FALL WILL BE AN ISSUE IN CANYON
AREAS...ESPECIALLY THROUGH WIND RIVER CANYON.

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WIND RIVER BASIN-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RIVERTON...SHOSHONI...LANDER
126 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF CENTRAL WYOMING...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
   LANDER FOOTHILLS AND WIND RIVER BASIN.

* FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* HEAVY RAIN LEADING TO EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AND SNOWMELT RUNOFF
  WILL CAUSE RAPID RISES IN SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
126 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF CENTRAL WYOMING...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREA...
  OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS.

* FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* HEAVY RAIN LEADING TO EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE RAPID RISES
  IN SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS IN ADDITION TO POSSIBLE MUD AND ROCK
  SLIDES IN CANYON AREAS...ESPECIALLY THROUGH WIND RIVER CANYON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$



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