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Hydrologic Outlook

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
815 AM MDT FRI APR 18 2014

...WARMER TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK TO BE
FOLLOWED BY THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION AND RAIN ON
SNOWPACK BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK...

WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK
BEFORE A PERIOD OF COOLER AND WETTER CONDITIONS BY THE MIDDLE TO
LATER PART OF NEXT WEEK. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES THROUGH TUESDAY WILL
CLIMB INTO THE 60S AT LOWER ELEVATIONS AND INTO THE 40S AND 50S IN
THE MOUNTAINS. OVERNIGHT LOWS AT MID-ELEVATIONS WILL REMAIN ABOVE
FREEZING EACH NIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE AN INCREASE IN MOUNTAIN
SNOWMELT WITH RISING WATER LEVELS ANTICIPATED ON CREEKS...SMALL
STREAMS AND RIVERS.

A PERIOD OF WETTER CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED BY THE MIDDLE TO LATER
HALF OF NEXT WEEK. AT THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY...SNOW
LEVELS BETWEEN 7000 AND 9000 FEET INDICATE THAT RAIN MAY FALL ON TOP
OF MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK AND INCREASE THE RATE OF SNOWMELT. WITH COOLER
AIR MOVING IN WEDNESDAY...PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW AND
REMAIN SNOW THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE. RESIDENTS ALONG RIVERS...STREAMS...AND CREEKS SHOULD
PREPARE FOR RISING WATER LEVELS...AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF
WATERWAYS EXCEED BANKFULL.

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