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Note:  Be sure to pay close attention to the date and time of each warning.    
This document contains all warnings in the state so please read the
complete document.
 
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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
130 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

MTZ055-231100-
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GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOZEMAN...WEST YELLOWSTONE
130 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST MONTANA...INCLUDING ALL OF GALLATIN COUNTY.

* FROM 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* RECENT WARM WEATHER HAS PRODUCED MELT WATER RUNOFF FROM THE MID-
  MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK. A PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE ONE-
  HALF TO ONE INCH OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION OVER THE REGION
  TONIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR AS RAIN AT ELEVATIONS
  BELOW 9000 FEET THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING BEFORE MIXING WITH
  AND CHANGING TO SNOW AS SNOW LEVELS FALL TO AROUND 4000 FEET
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* RISING WATER LEVELS ARE POSSIBLE ON RIVERS AND STREAMS FED BY 
  MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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