Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
138 PM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

...HEAVY RAIN FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON MAY CAUSE
FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS ALONG THE LANDER FOOTHILLS
AND ACROSS THE SOUTHERN END OF THE WIND RIVER BASIN...

.RAINFALL WILL START ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE WIND RIVER
BASIN AND ALONG THE LANDER FOOTHILLS BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
INCREASE IN INTENSITY BY SATURDAY MORNING. RAINFALL, HEAVY AT
TIMES, WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. TOTAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ARE FORECASTED TO BE 2 TO 3 INCHES
WITH ISOLATED AREAS ALONG THE LANDER FOOTHILLS OF UP TO 4 INCHES.

SNOW LEVELS WITH THIS EVENT WILL START OUT AT 9000 TO 9500 FEET
FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON; DROPPING TO AROUND
8000 FEET BY SUNDAY MORNING.

RAINFALL RUNOFF 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. SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS ARE EXPECTED
TO RUN AT HIGH LEVELS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

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WIND RIVER BASIN-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RIVERTON...SHOSHONI...LANDER
138 PM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH 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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JTFAHEY



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