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Flood Warning
Issued: 9:06 AM MDT May. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Musselshell river near Shawmut affecting Wheatland County.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8 am Wednesday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.5 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring. The forecast is for major flooding.
* Forecast... the river will continue to rise to near 8.2 feet by 12
am Saturday. Additional rises are possible thereafter.


             Flood observed forecast 12 PM
location stage stage day time Thu Fri Sat

Musselshell river
Shawmut 6.5 7.7 Wed 08 am 7.8 8.1 8.1




Lat... Lon 4644 10967 4633 10941 4628 10941 4638 10967





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:08 PM MDT May. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Montana and north central Wyoming... including the
following ... in Montana... Big Horn... Carbon... Golden
Valley... Musselshell... park... Stillwater... Sweet Grass...
Wheatland and Yellowstone. In north central Wyoming... Sheridan.

* Through late tonight

* periods of showers and thunderstorms will continue through
tonight. Widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 1.50 inches have been
observed, with local reports greater than 3 inches. Flooding is
possible along mainstem rivers and tributaries already running
high due to snowmelt. Some flooding of ditches and low lying areas
is also possible.

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. Bank erosion is
likely. Do not walk near river banks as the underlying soil may be
eroded. In addition, if encountering flooded roads, turn around
don't drown.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:08 PM MDT May. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Montana and north central Wyoming... including the
following ... in Montana... Big Horn... Carbon... Golden
Valley... Musselshell... park... Stillwater... Sweet Grass...
Wheatland and Yellowstone. In north central Wyoming... Sheridan.

* Through late tonight

* periods of showers and thunderstorms will continue through
tonight. Widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 1.50 inches have been
observed, with local reports greater than 3 inches. Flooding is
possible along mainstem rivers and tributaries already running
high due to snowmelt. Some flooding of ditches and low lying areas
is also possible.

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. Bank erosion is
likely. Do not walk near river banks as the underlying soil may be
eroded. In addition, if encountering flooded roads, turn around
don't drown.





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