Flood Watch Continues for Johnson County

Clear Creek at Buffalo is currently running high with potential for flooding by Tuesday morning.
Clear Creek at Buffalo is currently running high with potential for flooding by Tuesday morning.

The Johnson County Incident Command issued an update to the possible flood situation in the county over the weekend.

The National Weather Service says a Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire county through Tuesday afternoon.

Rapid snowmelt runoff below 9,500 feet through Monday will cause rapid rises in creeks and streams in the area.

Excess snowmelt runoff into creeks and streams is expected to slow Tuesday afternoon as temperatures cool in the mountains as a cold front moves into the region.

Clear Creek at Buffalo and Middle Fork of the Powder River at Kaycee have strong potential for flooding by Tuesday morning. Flooding impacts will be mainly confined to low-lying areas.

A Flood Watch means there is potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

Continue to monitor and be alert for possible Flood Warnings to be issued, and those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

For more in-depth information, go to www.noaa.gov

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