Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Probabilistic Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
353 PM CST Thu Mar 1 2018

...Spring Flood Potential Outlook...

...FLOOD RISK IS NEAR NORMAL FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES...

Soil moisture conditions...
Precipitation was well below normal across the Panhandles from
December through February.  Soil moisture conditions are extremely
dry across the Panhandles.

River and stream conditions...
Rivers across the Panhandles are running near to slightly below
normal levels for this time of year. Reservoirs are well below
capacity.

Drought areas...
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows that the Panhandles
are experiencing Extreme Drought (D3). The forecast calls for
no change of drought conditions during the next three months.

Long term outlook...
The precipitation outlook for March, April, and May from the
Climate Prediction Center calls for below normal precipitation.

Spring flood potential...
Flash flooding and short term flooding in the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles usually occur in response to specific precipitation
events and are not usually tied to soil moisture, reservoir
storage, or other precursor factors. The three month outlook for
precipitation is below normal, and the overall spring flood potential
is near normal.

Information used to compile this flood potential outlook
was provided courtesy of the Arkansas Red Basin River
Forecast Center, Climate Prediction Center, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, and the United States Geological Survey.

For more specific web information concerning river stages and
forecasts for the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, go to:

                  www.weather.gov/ama
                  www.weather.gov/abrfc

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Goehring



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