|Flash Flood Watch|
... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today through this
evening for north central and central Montana...
The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Montana and north
central Montana... including the following areas... in central
Montana... Cascade... Fergus and Judith Basin. In north central
Montana... Blaine... Chouteau... eastern Glacier... eastern
Pondera... eastern Teton... hill... Liberty... northern Rocky
Mountain front... southern Rocky Mountain front and Toole.
* From noon MDT today through this evening.
* Showers and thunderstorms producing brief heavy rainfall will
initially develop over the Rocky Mountain front and adjacent
plains early this afternoon... then spread east across the
remainder of the watch area late this afternoon into this
evening. Soils are still nearly saturated in spots... and much of
the anticipated rainfall will run off... possibly causing
localized flash flooding.
* Areas east of Interstate 15 are more susceptible than others to
flash flooding with this system. Soils there remain mostly
saturated... and that area will likely receive the greatest
amount of rainfall.
* Urban areas are also prone to street flooding due to rapid heavy
rainfall... as sewer systems may not able to handle significant
amounts of rainfall in a short amount of time.
* Low lying areas... creeks... streams... and rivers are most
susceptible to flash flooding. Therefore... those living near
these areas should have a plan of action ready and move
immediately to safety should heavy rainfall develop.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.