Flood Watch Snake River until June 10th

Flood Watch Snake River until June 10th

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1228 PM MDT Tue Jun 6 2017

...Flood Watch continues for the Snake River and its main
tributaries through Saturday afternoon...

...Flood Watch continues for the North and South Forks of the
Shoshone River Basin through Saturday afternoon...

.Very warm afternoon and morning temperatures with windy
conditions over elevations below 10,000 feet Thursday and Friday
will accelerate snowmelt runoff. Expect sharp increases in creek
and river levels Friday morning through Saturday afternoon.
Continued flooding of low lying areas on smaller creeks and
streams is expected through Saturday. Minor flooding is also
forecasted Friday morning through Saturday afternoon along main
stem rivers to include the Snake and the North/South Forks of the
Shoshone.


Absaroka Mountains-Jackson Hole-
Including the city of Jackson
1228 PM MDT Tue Jun 6 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of northwest Wyoming, including the following areas,
  Absaroka Mountains and Jackson Hole.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* Very warm afternoon and morning temperatures with windy
  conditions over elevations below 10,000 feet Thursday and
  Friday will accelerate snowmelt runoff. Expect sharp increases
  in creek and river levels Friday morning through Saturday
  afternoon.

* Along the Snake River Basin: Flooding of low lying areas is
  expected on smaller creeks and streams to include Pacific Creek,
  Buffalo Fork, and the Gros Ventre River. Inflows into Jackson
  Lake could reach 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Friday
  and Saturday mornings. Minor flooding is also expected along the
  Snake River from Moose to near Jackson Friday morning through
  Saturday afternoon. The flow along the Gros Ventre River near
  Kelly is expected to increase to 6,000 to 6,500 cfs by Saturday
  morning. The flow along the Snake River near Jackson is expected
  to peak near 26,000 cfs by Saturday afternoon.

* Along the Shoshone River Basin: The North Fork of the Shoshone
  River at Wapiti is forecasted to rise to near flood stage by
  Saturday morning. The South Fork of the Shoshone near Valley is
  forecasted to rise to near flood stage by early Saturday
  morning. Expect minor flooding at both locations.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You should continue to monitor hydrological and weather forecasts
and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas
prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should
flooding develop.

It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers,
and creeks which can become killers during high flows. Campers and
boaters need to stay away from streams and rivers along the Snake
River Basin through next week.

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