Jo Co Flood Watch Update for Thursday

Jo Co Flood Watch Update for Thursday

Johnson County Incident Command released a flood potential update this morning, and a flood watch continues for the entire county through Friday afternoon.

Rapid snowmelt runoff below 9,000 feet today will cause rapid rises along small creeks and streams through Friday.

Afternoon mountain temperatures below 9,000 feet were generally in the 60's yesterday and overnight temperatures remained above freezing causing rapid snowmelt runoff.

Windy and mild conditions are expected through today, which will cause continued snowmelt runoff into Friday.

Water crossings could be very treacherous and dangerous through Friday morning along headwater streams. Rapid rises in small stream and creek flows may cause lowland areas to quickly fill with water and flood.

Small creeks and streams may approach bankfull conditions by Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Larger rivers and streams are expected to run high but Aren't expected to flood with this first snowmelt runoff event.

No significant precipitation is expected over western and central Wyoming today, but scattered showers over the mountains are possible this afternoon and into Friday morning. Snow levels are expected to be above 9,000 feet.

With snowmelt runoff, streams and creeks will be at their highest levels during the late night through early morning hours.

For those that need them, sandbags are available from the Johnson County Fire District Office, and sand is available at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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