Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Missoula MT
139 PM MDT Thu Apr 5 2018 /1239 PM PDT Thu Apr 5 2018/

...Moderate to heavy rainfall will bring standing water, rock and
landslides, as well as sharp rises on area streams...

Valley rain and mountain snow will continue for Idaho and
Clearwater Counties through today and overnight. This will help
saturate the ground before a very wet storm system moves in
Saturday and Sunday. Bursts of heavy rain from convective showers
will produce 2 inches or more of rain over a 36 hour period,
starting Saturday morning, for areas east of the Clearwater River.
For elevations below 5000 feet, melting snow combined with rain,
will have the potential to create standing water, rock and
landslides, as well as sharp rises on area streams that feed the
Clearwater River. Any towns such as Pierce and Elk City that still
have snow on the ground, should expect large areas of standing
water. Highways 12 and 14, could have the potential for rockslides
and increased ponding due to runoff along the road.

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