Flash Flood Watch for Jo Co

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Johnson County through Thursday.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Johnson County through Thursday.

Marcy Schuler, Information Specialist with Johnson County Incident Command, issued an update on the flood conditions in Johnson County Wednesday.

Clear Creek at Buffalo is at “action stage,” and there is a flash flood watch in effect through Thursday.
Residents need to be watchful and ready to take action should flooding develop.

Flash flooding is possible across lower elevations in Johnson County this afternoon and tonight, as strong, to potentially severe, thunderstorms develop.

The primary hazards will be large hail and strong, damaging winds, along with possible torrential rainfall which could lead to flash flooding.

This morning, Clear Creek at Buffalo was at action stage (5.03 feet), but is expected to fall to 4.23 feet due to cooler temperatures in the mountains. There is still the potential of flash flooding, however.

Middle Fork of the Powder River at Kaycee was at 6.76 feet this morning, but is also expected to drop throughout the day, and flash flooding is a possibility in southern Johnson County as well, especially at Middle Fork and North Fork.

The public is asked to monitor creeks and streams in the area and report any flooding or other problems to local authorities.

For more information, go to www.johnsoncountywyoming.org

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