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MTC003-009-011-017-025-037-065-067-075-087-095-097-103-107-111-
WYC033-100000-

HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
450 PM MST FRI MAR 7 2014

...LOW LAND AND ICE JAM FLOOD THREAT TO CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT
WEEK...

MUCH WARMER TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND...AND THE POTENTIAL FOR A
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION WITH A STORM SYSTEM MONDAY AND
TUESDAY WILL KEEP THE THREAT FOR FLOODING GOING THROUGH NEXT WEEK.
TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL ENHANCE SNOWMELT
ACROSS THE AREA. THOUGH MUCH OF THE LOWER ELEVATION SNOWPACK HAS
ALREADY MELTED...ADDITIONAL RUNOFF INTO ALREADY FULL
CREEKS...STREAMS...AND RIVERS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE ADDITIONAL LOW
LAND FLOODING. ICE JAMS WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO BE A THREAT AS WATER
MOVES DOWN SMALLER WATERWAYS INTO THE MAJOR RIVER SYSTEMS.

A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA
MONDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. CURRENT FORECASTS INDICATE
WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AROUND AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM. HOW MUCH OF THIS WILL FALL AS RAIN OR SNOW IS STILL
UNCERTAIN. HOWEVER...ANY AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION WILL
RESULT IN RUNOFF WHICH WILL INCREASE FLOODING POTENTIAL. RUNOFF
FLUSHING ICE DOWN SMALL TRIBUTARIES INTO LARGER RIVERS COULD
RESULT IN MORE ICE JAM FLOODING AS WELL AS LOW LAND FLOODING
ALONG CREEKS AND STREAMS.

THOSE WHO HAVE HAD FLOODING PROBLEMS RECENTLY AND THOSE WITH
INTERESTS IN LOW LYING AREA OR AREAS ALONG WATERWAYS SHOULD
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND REMAIN PREPARED FOR
ADDITIONAL FLOODING PROBLEMS THROUGH NEXT WEEK.


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