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Flooding Concerns Continue For SW Montana

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The above on demand STORMTracker video forecast with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard will give a detailed look at possible flooding issue to impact SW Montana. Below are the supporting graphic details.

Melting of valley snowpack is the greatest concern this week as temperatures shoot up into the 40s and 50s through Wednesday.

The National Weather Service continues a FLOOD ADVISORY for Jefferson, Broadwater and Northern Gallatin counties through Thursday night.

  • Snowmelt causing minor flooding at lower elevations likely
  • Frozen ground will force water to flow to low lying areas that could in turn flood and cause ponding
  • County dirt roads may become extremely muddy and could be impassable
  • Culverts that are full of snow and ice may remain clogged forcing water to flow over roadways
  • Watch for refreezing at night

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH for SW Montana east of the divide and across much of central and northern Montana through Wednesday evening.

  • Snowmelt could cause minor valley flooding impacts
  • Be prepared for possible impacts this week
  • Monitor the latest forecasts as this watch could be upgraded to a warning
  • If you live in flood prone areas be ready to take action should flooding develop

Stay in the weather loop, especially when severe weather threatens your area by downloading the STORMTracker Weather App to your mobile phone. It's FREE!

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