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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 9:33 AM MDT May. 27, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
snowmelt in...
northwestern Madison County in southwestern Montana...
northwestern Beaverhead County in southwestern Montana...

* until 300 PM MDT Saturday.

* Snowmelt will cause continued rises along the Big Hole river
through the end of may, with flooding along the river lingering
into at least the first week of June.

* Point forecast for the Big Hole river near Melrose.
    * At 09:15 am Sunday, may 27th the stage was 6.9 feet.
    * Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
    * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
    * Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 7.4 feet by
      Friday afternoon.
    * Impacts... water will continue to impact agricultural land
      along the river, as well as a couple of homes in the meriweather
      subdivision. Water may also impact sections of Burma Road.
      Irrigation equipment near the river needs to be protected.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Those planning to recreate on or near the Big Hole river for
Memorial Day weekend are encouraged to be mindful of fast flows,
higher water levels, and cold water temperatures.


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