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WGUS85 KBYZ 271556
FLSBYZ

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
956 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

MTC075-292130-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
POWDER RIVER MT-
956 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
CENTRAL POWDER RIVER COUNTY...

THE POWDER RIVER IN POWDER RIVER COUNTY WILL CONTINUE A STEADY CLIMB 
WITH LOWLAND FLOODING EXPECTED ALONG THE RIVER INTO FRIDAY. THE 
RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CREST AT MOORHEAD BETWEEN 10 AND 11 FEET 
TONIGHT. RISING RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO TRAVEL DOWNSTREAM TO 
THE BROADUS AND POWDERVILLE AREAS AS WELL. THIS WILL BE THE HIGHEST 
THAT THE RIVER HAS BEEN IN MANY YEARS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE CATTLE AND FARM EQUIPMENT TO HIGHER GROUND. PREPARE FOR RISING 
WATER AND FLOODING NEAR THE POWDER RIVER. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL 
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

LAT...LON 4512 10588 4545 10544 4569 10527 4579 10511
      4579 10503 4563 10521 4544 10532 4510 10582
      4500 10589 4499 10595

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FRIEDERS


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WGUS85 KMSO 271814
FLSMSO

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
1214 PM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

MTC023-039-063-093-272115-
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/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
DEER LODGE MT-MISSOULA MT-GRANITE MT-SILVER BOW MT-
1214 PM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR...

  SPECIFIC LOCATIONS 
MISSOULA...BUTTE...FRONTAGE ROAD FROM BEARMOUTH TO DRUMMOND...WEST
VALLEY NEAR ANACONDA...PHILIPSBURG...EDS GULCH IN DRUMMOND...WEST END
OF LOLO CREEK FIRE BURN AREA...WESTERMAN AND CHICKAMAN GULCH IN LOLO
CREEK BURN...AND ANDERSON GULCH IN THE LOLO CREEK BURN.

  DEER LODGE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MONTANA...
MISSOULA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MONTANA...
GRANITE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MONTANA...
SILVER BOW COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MONTANA...

* UNTIL 315 PM MDT

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION 
  THIS MORNING.  MORE WIDESPREAD DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED THIS 
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND WILL LIKELY BE MOVING VERY SLOWLY...IF 
  NOT STATIONARY AT TIMES.  THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF 
  PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN AND COULD POSE A THREAT TO FLOOD PRONE 
  AREAS SUCH PREVIOUS YEARS BURN SCARS AND THE CITY OF BUTTE.  A 
  FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR ANY OF THESE REGIONS COULD BE NEEDED LATER 
  TODAY WHEN THUNDERSTORMS DO DEVELOP.

LAT...LON 4563 11268 4588 11310 4577 11339 4604 11381
      4666 11383 4667 11464 4702 11442 4727 11480
      4714 11393 4760 11393 4760 11347 4718 11347
      4718 11330 4681 11329 4672 11308 4674 11304
      4627 11303 4626 11256 4585 11243 4575 11219

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