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Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Elko NV
220 AM PDT THU Mar 22 2018

...Increased stream flows and minor overland flooding possible
today and Friday...

A large and wet storm system will impact northern and central Nevada
through Friday. Significant valley rain, mountain snow, and
southerly winds will contribute to snowmelt and runoff from higher

Valley rain and high elevation mountain snowfall will spread across
northern and central Nevada today and continue into tonight. Late
tonight into Friday snow levels will lower to valley floors as
precipitation begins to taper off from NW to SE.

Most valley areas can expect at least 1/3 to 3/4 inch of rain with
this storm. Locally higher amounts of an inch or so are possible.

Minor overland flooding is possible from expected rainfall,
saturated soils from recent snowmelt, and the possibility of rapid
snowmelt from the mid-slopes of mountain ranges. However,
significant flooding is NOT expected at this time, but secondary
dirt roads could see minor flooding and become muddy and
impassable. Also, any streams exiting higher terrain could
experience rising cold and swift flows. Use caution and plan
accordingly if traveling on rural roads or venturing into the


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