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Low Land Flooding Possible This Week

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Now is the time to prepare for possible low land flooding this week as warmer air builds over SW Montana and max temperatures could rise into the 40s and 50s.

If you live in a flood prone area prepare for possible flooding by:

  • Moving equipment out of low lying areas
  • Move livestock out of low lying areas
  • Clear culverts of snow and ice
  • Take steps to prevent water from entering basements. Sandbag help to push water away from your home
  • Remove snow from areas where water needs to drain, like storm sewers and culverts
  • Stay informed with the KBZK STORMTracker Weather Mobile App.

Rapid snowmelt of lower elevation snowpack will be possible with valley snow depth of 6" to 12" or more:


Park County Sheriff's office posted this picture Saturday of snowmelt in the Livingston area. This is a great example of how valley snowmelt can cause damage to homes and flood basements and washout parts of driveways and roads. This could be an issue for most of SW Montana this week.

The National Weather Service has a FLOOD ADVISORY now through Monday afternoon for Broadwater County. The end date and time will likely continue to be extended throughout the rest of the week.

Although Broadwater county is the only one under a flood highlight from the National Weather Service as mentioned above most of SW Montana could be dealing with valley flooding issues and there will likely be additional flood highlights issued this coming week.


FORECAST HIGHS THIS WEEK

We will continue to monitor this situation and update you of flooding trouble on-line, on-air and on our mobile news and weather apps.

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