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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
821 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Montana...

  Tongue River at Birney affecting Rosebud County

.High water on the Tongue River resulting from recent heavy rains
over the Bighorn Mountains continues to cause minor flooding in the
Birney area. The river remains around flood stage this evening but
is expected to slowly fall below flood stage by early
Friday afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...This river flood statement means river flooding is
expected to continue to impact people and property in the warned
area.

The latest stages and forecasts for rivers and streams can be found
at our web page: http://water.weather.gov

&&

MTC087-300000-
/O.CON.KBYZ.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150530T0000Z/
/BNYM8.1.ER.150527T2037Z.150528T1345Z.150529T0154Z.NO/
821 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Tongue River at Birney affecting Rosebud County.
* until Friday evening...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7 PM Thursday the stage was 6.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast...The river is expected to fall below flood stage by
Friday afternoon.


&&
             FLOOD  OBSERVED             FORECAST 12 PM
LOCATION     STAGE  STAGE   DAY TIME    Fri    Sat    Sun

Tongue River
  Birney      6.0    6.0   Thu 07 PM    5.6    5.3    5.0


&&


LAT...LON 4594 10620 4581 10620 4579 10624 4555 10624
      4507 10676 4509 10684

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1024 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

MTC075-292130-
/O.CON.KBYZ.FA.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150529T2130Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
POWDER RIVER MT-
1024 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
CENTRAL POWDER RIVER COUNTY...

THE POWDER RIVER IN POWDER RIVER COUNTY IS EXPECTED TO CREST TODAY
AT MOORHEAD BETWEEN 11 AND 12 FEET. RIVER LEVELS SHOULD ALSO CREST
DOWNSTREAM AT BROADUS AND POWDERVILLE LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT AS
WELL. CURRENT LOCATIONS AFFECTED BY RURAL LOWLAND FLOODING SHOULD
BEGIN TO SEE RECEDING WATER LEVELS BY FRIDAY MORNING...THOUGH ANY
HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY UPSTREAM MAY SLOW OR DELAY THE RETREAT OF WATER
LEVELS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

KEEP CATTLE AND FARM EQUIPMENT ON HIGHER GROUND. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 4512 10588 4545 10544 4569 10527 4579 10511
      4579 10503 4563 10521 4544 10532 4510 10582
      4500 10589 4499 10595

$$

TESAR

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
901 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

SDC033-103-301930-
/O.CON.KUNR.FA.W.0015.000000T0000Z-150530T1930Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PENNINGTON SD-CUSTER SD-
901 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 130 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
SOUTHWESTERN PENNINGTON AND NORTHEASTERN CUSTER COUNTIES...

AT 859 PM MDT...ON RAPID CREEK FROM PACTOLA RESERVOIR TO THE
CHEYENNE RIVER...VERY HIGH STREAMFLOWS ARE BEING OBSERVED WITH MINOR
FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE CREEK. SPRING CREEK FROM ABOVE
SHERIDAN LAKE TO BELOW SHERIDAN LAKE...AND ON TO THE CHEYENNE
RIVER...ALSO HAS VERY HIGH STREAMFLOWS WITH MINOR FLOODING IN LOW
LYING AREAS NEAR THE CREEK AS WELL AS AT THE RIVER GAUGE SITE NEAR
KEYSTONE.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL FROM SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLIER TODAY AND
RAIN EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY WILL MAINTAIN CURRENT MINOR FLOODING
CONDITIONS. SINCE THE SOIL IS SATURATED...ANY RAIN THAT FALLS WILL
QUICKLY FLOW INTO RAPID CREEK AND SPRING CREEK RESULTING IN
ADDITIONAL RISES.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
RAPID CITY...HILL CITY...RAPID VALLEY...JOHNSON SIDING...HISEGA...
CAPUTA...FOLSOM...FARMINGDALE...ROCKERVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 4391 10257 4388 10264 4373 10275 4396 10336
      4386 10356 4386 10368 4410 10348 4410 10321

$$

HELGESON

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