Areal Flood Watch
Expires 6:00 PM MDT on August 23, 2014

Statement as of 4:35 am CDT on August 23, 2014/


... Flood Watch remains in effect through this afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of South Dakota and northeast Wyoming... including the
following areas... in South Dakota... Bennett... Butte... central
Black Hills... Custer co plains... Fall River... Haakon...
Harding... Hermosa foot hills... Jackson... Mellette... northern
Black Hills... northern foot hills... northern Meade co plains...
   Pennington co plains... Perkins... Rapid City... Shannon...
southern Black Hills... southern foot hills... southern Meade co
plains... Sturgis/Piedmont foot hills... Todd... Tripp and
Ziebach. In northeast Wyoming... northeastern Crook... northern
Campbell... southern Campbell... western Crook... Weston and
Wyoming Black Hills.

* Through this afternoon

* showers and thunderstorms will produce periods of heavy
precipitation today. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be
possible over the watch area.

* Localized flooding may occur from the heavy rain. People living
in low lying areas or along small streams susceptible to
flooding should be alert to rising water levels.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible along rivers and
creeks in the watch area... but is not imminent. If you are in the
watch area... take time to move livestock... equipment... and other
property from low lying areas before flooding occurs. Monitor
NOAA Weather Radio and local media for updated forecasts and be
ready to quickly move to higher ground if rising water levels are
observed or a warning is issued.





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