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WGUS85 KBYZ 221653
FLSBYZ
Flood Statement
National Weather Service Billings MT
1053 AM MDT Thu Jun 22 2017

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Montana...

  Clarks Fork Of The Yellowstone near Belfry affecting Carbon County

.Recent warm temperatures have increased snow melt of the
substantial snow pack above 8000 feet in the Beartooth and Absaroka
mountains. This melt water was moving down the Clarks Fork of the
Yellowstone river resulting in significant rises over the past few
days. River levels are expected to rise to bankfull levels Friday
morning, and again Saturday morning, before cooler temperatures slow
the snow melt and allow river levels to drop this weekend. Flooding
impacts will be similar to those 2 weeks ago and include increased
bank erosion and low land flooding adjacent to the river. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...This river flood statement means river flooding is 
expected to continue to impact people and property in the warned 
area.

The latest stages and forecasts for rivers and streams can be found 
at our web page: http://water.weather.gov

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MTC009-232253-
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/BFYM8.1.SM.170623T0900Z.170623T1200Z.170624T1800Z.NO/
1053 AM MDT Thu Jun 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Clarks Fork Of The Yellowstone near Belfry affecting Carbon 
  County.
* until Saturday evening...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10 AM Thursday the stage was 7.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise Thursday night and crest
  around 8.2 feet early Friday morning. River levels will fall
  Friday afternoon and then rise again Friday night to around flood
  stage by Saturday morning. Water levels will then fall below flood
  stage Saturday afternoon, and continue falling through Sunday.


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             FLOOD  OBSERVED             FORECAST 6 AM   
LOCATION     STAGE  STAGE   DAY TIME    Fri    Sat    Sun

Clarks Fork Of The Yellowstone
  Belfry      8.0    7.6   Thu 10 AM    8.2    8.0    7.3


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LAT...LON 4531 10887 4500 10903 4501 10911 4531 10893


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