Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Riverton WY
928 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...Rain on snowmelt on today and Thursday will result in rapid
runoff and additional flooding in the western valleys...

.Two to five tenths of an inch of rain is expected across the
western valleys through early Thursday morning. The rain is
expected to turn to wet snow by early Thursday morning. The rain
on a very ripe and melting snowpack will result in rapid snowmelt
runoff. Possible flooding is expected through early Thursday

Star Valley-South Lincoln County-
Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne,
Kemmerer, and Cokeville
928 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017


The Flood Watch for portions of southwest Wyoming and west
central Wyoming has been cancelled and replace by an Areal Flood

The Bear River near Cokeville and Crow Creek near Fairview are
running near bankfull and is expected to continue to flow near or
just above bankfull through Friday morning.


Jackson Hole-Upper Green River Basin Foothills-
Upper Green River Basin-
Including the cities of Jackson, Pinedale, La Barge, Big Piney,
and Farson
928 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northwest Wyoming and west central Wyoming,
  including the following areas, in northwest Wyoming, Jackson
  Hole. In west central Wyoming, Upper Green River Basin and
  Upper Green River Basin Foothills.

* Through Thursday afternoon

* Rapid snowmelt runoff over low elevations due to rain on a
  melting snowpack.

* Flooding of smaller streams, culverts,and other low lying areas
  will remain a distinct possibility through Thursday afternoon.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

People living in flood prone areas across the western valleys and
across the Upper Green Basin should begin preparing for rising
water across low lying areas such as drainage ditches, bridges,
and basements. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert
for possible Flood Warnings.



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