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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1025 AM MDT MON AUG 25 2014

...HEAVY PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA...

A SLOW-MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AFFECTED NORTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST MONTANA OVER THE PAST WEEKEND. RAINFALL AMOUNTS EXCEEDED
EIGHT INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF FERGUS COUNTY. THE HEAVY RAIN CAUSED
FLOODING OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MONTANA. THE MISSOURI RIVER AT
LANDUSKY ROSE 10 FEET AS A RESULT OF THE RAINFALL.

SOME LIGHT SNOW FELL OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE BRIDGERS, ROCKIES
AND LITTLE BELTS, GENERALLY ABOVE 7500 FEET.

SEVERAL DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED DURING THIS
EVENT. FOLLOWING IS A TABLE SHOWING THE ALL-TIME 24-HOUR RECORDS SET
DURING THIS EVENT.

LOCATION    AMOUNT/DATE         OLD RECORD/DATE

HOBSON      3.70  8/23/2014     3.60  5/29/2007
STANFORD    3.63  8/23/2014     3.10  6/19/1979
VALENTINE   4.89  8/24/2014     3.54  5/07/1988

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THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS ARE THOSE THAT DID NOT SET ALL-TIME DAILY
RECORDS, BUT DID SET NEW ALL-TIME RECORDS FOR AUGUST...

LOCATION    AMOUNT/DATE         ALL-TIME/DATE      AUG 2014 RANK
DENTON      2.75  8/24/2014     3.34  5/29/1953    2ND HIGHEST
GREAT FALLS 2.93  8/23-24/2014  3.42  5/24-25/1980 4TH HIGHEST
   HIGHEST FOR AUGUST. OLD RECORD WAS 2.74 ON AUG 24-25, 1989.
HOLTER DAM  2.50  8/23/2014     2/92  6/10/2002    3RD HIGHEST
LEWISTOWN   3.42  8/23-24/2014  3.80  10/21/1908   3RD HIGHEST
   HIGHEST FOR AUGUST. OLD RECORD WAS 3.39 ON AUG 2-3, 1985.
NEIHART     2.66  8/23/2014     3.26  5/25/1980    4TH HIGHEST

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ADDITIONALLY, WITH A FEW DAYS LEFT IN THE MONTH, A FEW NEW ALL-TIME
AUGUST MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS HAVE BEEN SET IN CENTRAL MONTANA.
SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS NOT LISTED RANK SECOND AND THIRD HIGHEST.
THE VALUE OF 10.70 INCHES AT CRYSTAL LAKE (FERGUS COUNTY) IS THE
HIGHEST OF RECORD FOR ANY LOCATION IN AUGUST IN MONTANA. THE OLD
RECORD WAS 9.10 INCHES AT POORMAN CREEK IN 2004. JUDITH PEAK (FERGUS
COUNTY) RECORDED 5.32 INCHES OF RAIN IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD FROM THE
23RD TO 24TH. THIS IS THE SECOND HIGHEST 24 HOUR VALUE OF RECORD IN
MONTANA. THE RECORD VALUE IS AT GLENDIVE ON AUGUST 5, 1916.

LOCATION    AUG 2014   OLD REC/YEAR   RECORDS BEGAN

ARMELLS CREEK  8.00    3.00 IN 1999   1991
CHINOOK        5.49    5.49 IN 1974   1895
CRYSTAL LAKE  10.70    6.40 IN 1993   1988
DAISY PEAK     5.30    3.80 IN 2010   1996
DILLON         2.50    2.42 IN 1983   1929
FORT BELKNAP   6.34    2.82 IN 1993   1992
HOLTER DAM     4.23    3.70 IN 1989   1903
JUDITH PEAK    9.58
LEWISTOWN      5.96    5.54 IN 1985   1896
LITTLE BULLWKR 5.75    5.10 IN 1985   1985
NEIHART        5.98    5.77 IN 1974   1905
ONION PARK     5.70    4.20 IN 1999   1993
ROCKY BOY      5.13    3.68 IN 2004   1992
STANFORD       6.23    4.95 IN 1985   1927
STRINGER CK    5.00    3.90 IN 2010   1995
VALENTINE      6.95    5.27 IN 1985   1984

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FOLLOWING IS A LISTING OF THREE-DAY PRECIPITATION TOTALS ACROSS THE
REGION. GENERALLY, VALUES ABOVE 2.00 INCHES ARE LISTED, WITH A FEW
EXCEPTIONS TO SHOW THE GENERAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE RAINFALL.

...BEAVERHEAD COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  ANTELOPE RAWS                 04 AM MON     1.55
  BEAGLE SPRINGS                02 AM MON     1.60    0.0
  DILLON AIRPORT                04 AM MON     0.49
  LIMA - HARKNESS RAWS          04 AM MON     1.70

...BLAINE COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  CHINOOK COOP                  07 AM SUN     2.00      -  0.0  0.0
  FT BELKNAP RAWS HARLEM 4SSE   04 AM MON     5.10
  HARLEM                        04 AM MON     6.98
  HOGELAND 7.0SSE COCORAHS      07 AM SUN     2.09      -    -    -
  LITTLE BULLWHACKER CREEK      04 AM MON     5.23
  TURNER/BIG FLAT AGRIMET       04 AM MON     2.97
  TURNER COOP                   04 PM SUN     2.15    0.0    -    -

...BROADWATER COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  TOWNSEND - ELKHORN RAWS       04 AM MON     1.84
  TIZER BASIN                   03 AM MON     2.10

...CASCADE COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  ADEL - CASCADE 18S            07 AM SUN     2.54      -    -    -
  GREAT FALLS CITY COOP         07 PM SUN     3.43    0.0  0.0  0.0
  GRT FLLS SPICERS WU           12 AM MON     2.82
  GRT_FLLS_CMR_1.2NW DVNT       -             2.98
  GREAT FALLS ASOS              04 AM MON     3.79
  GREAT FALLS MALMSTROM         04 AM MON     3.27
  GREAT FALLS NWS               12 AM MON     3.50    0.0  0.0  0.0
  NEIHART 7NW COOP              -             4.32    0.0  0.0  0.0
  GT FLLS_FLOOD RD DCP          04 AM MON     2.88

...CHOUTEAU COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  BIG SANDY_ROAD WU             12 AM MON     2.55
  BIG SANDY 13WNW WU            04 AM MON     2.50
  BIG SANDY MYERS WU            04 AM MON     2.87
  FLOWEREE 0.3SW COCORAHS       07 AM SUN     3.35      -    -    -
  FORT BENTON 1NE WU            12 AM MON     2.86
  FORT BENTON_CIRCLEVIEW        -             3.79
  FORT BENTON NORTH WU          04 AM MON     3.38
  FORT BENTON COOP              08 AM SUN     3.11      -  0.0  0.0
  GERALDINE COCORAHS            07 AM SUN     5.34      -  0.0  0.0
  ILIAD_4WWNW DNET              -             3.69      -    -    -
  LOMA COOP                     07 AM MON     3.35

...FERGUS COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  ARMELLS CREEK RAWS            04 AM MON     6.48
  BUFFALO 2E COCORAHS           07 AM SUN     4.15      -    -    -
  CRYSTAL LAKE                  03 AM MON     8.10    0.0
  DENTON                        08 AM SUN     4.15      -  0.0  0.0
  GLENGARRY_LWT                 04 AM MON     5.48
  HILGER_JUDITH_PEAK            04 AM MON     8.55
  LEWISTOWN AIRPORT             04 AM MON     4.57
  LEWISTOWN 1SE                 04 AM MON     3.89
  LEWISTOWN 1.7SE WU            12 AM MON     2.72      -
  LEWISTOWN RNDHSE WU           12 AM MON     0.00      -
  LEWISTOWN 11ESE COOP          06 AM SUN     6.22      -    -    -
  LITTLE SNOWY RAWS             04 AM MON     5.69
  VALENTINE COOP                07 AM SUN     5.41      -    -    -

...GALLATIN COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  BELGRDE_SHEEPSHNK WU          12 AM MON     3.11
  BELGRD_WLLW_SPG_4NE DVNT      04 AM MON     2.33
  BOZEMAN GALLATIN FIELD        04 AM MON     1.12      -
  BZN 1SSE MSU WU               03 AM MON     2.28
  BZN BRIDGER_MTNS 6NE WU       04 AM MON     2.28
  BOZEMAN FG WU                 04 AM MON     2.50
  BZN BRIDGER FOOTHLS 4.4NE WU  04 AM MON     2.41
  BRACKETT CREEK SNOTEL         03 AM MON     2.20    0.0
  LICK CREEK                    03 AM MON     3.60    0.0
  SACAJAWEA                     03 AM MON     2.30    0.0
  SHENANGO RAWS                 04 AM MON     2.81
  WEST YELLOWSTONE              03 AM MON     0.30    0.0

...GLACIER COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  CUT BANK AIRPORT              04 AM MON     0.77
  SUMMIT DCP                    03 AM MON     0.38

...HILL COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  HAVRE AIRPORT                 04 AM MON     2.07    0.0  0.0  0.0
  HAVRE_TUCKR_PR_10SW DVNT      04 AM MON     3.27
  HAVRE_2.1WSW DVNT             04 AM MON     3.05
  HVR - FT ASSINNBNE SCAN       03 AM MON     3.12
  KREMLIN 3.4ENE DNET           04 AM MON     2.89
  ROCKY BOY INDIAN AGENCY       04 AM MON     3.49
  ROCKY BOY                     03 AM MON     4.70    0.0
  RUDYARD SW                    04 AM MON     2.05
  RUDYARD GATZE                 04 AM MON     2.55

...JEFFERSON COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  CLANCY FOREST PARK WU         04 AM MON     2.34
  TIZER BASIN                   03 AM MON     2.10
  MONTANA CTY MCCLN WU          12 AM MON     2.29
  CLANCY WU                     04 AM MON     2.52

...JUDITH BASIN COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  GEYSER_2.9N DNET              04 AM MON     3.24
  HOBSON COOP                   06 PM SAT     4.85      -  0.0  0.0
  JUDITH RIVER WMA              04 AM MON     3.20
  MOCCASIN AGRIMET              04 AM MON     5.68
  CHCKRBD - SF JUDITH RAWS      04 AM MON     2.90
  STANFORD COOP                 06 PM SUN     4.62      -    -    -

...LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  DEARBORN RAWS                 03 AM MON     3.03
  FROHNER MEADOW                03 AM MON     3.00    0.0
  HELENA AIRPORT                04 AM MON     1.36    0.0  0.0  0.0
  HELENA UPPR SCENTRAL WU       12 AM MON     2.05
  HOLTER DAM                    04 PM SUN     3.12      -    -    -
  WOLF_CREEK_2.7ENE_LODGE_DNET  04 AM MON     3.23
  WOOD CREEK                    02 AM FRI     2.00    0.0

...LIBERTY COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  CHESTER COTTWD COUL WU        04 AM MON     2.11

...MADISON COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  ALBRO LAKE                    02 AM MON     2.30    0.0

...MEAGHER COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  BOULDER MOUNTAIN              03 AM MON     3.60    1.0
  DAISY PEAK                    03 AM MON     4.00    0.0
  DEADMAN CREEK                 03 AM MON     2.00    0.0
  ELK PEAK SNOTEL               03 AM MON     3.00    0.0
  ONION PARK                    03 AM MON     4.30    1.0
  PICKFOOT CREEK                02 PM SUN     3.40    0.0
  PORPHYRY PEAK RAWS            04 AM MON     2.06
  STRINGER CREEK                03 AM MON     3.30    0.0
  WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS RAWS    04 AM MON     2.47
  WHITE SULPHUR SPG DCP         04 AM MON     2.38
  WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS COOP    03 PM SUN     1.95    0.0  0.0  0.0

...PONDERA COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  HEART BUTTE COOP              05 AM SUN     2.94      -    -    -

...TETON COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  DUTTON 3ENE COCORAHS          07 AM SUN     2.16      -    -    -
  DUPUYER CREEK                 03 AM MON     2.10    0.0

...TOOLE COUNTY...
                                   TIME   3-DAY PCPN  SNOWFALL
  GALATA                        07 AM SUN     1.86    0.0  0.0  0.0
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