NWS Flash Flood Watch in West-Central Wyoming

NWS Flash Flood Watch in West-Central Wyoming Until Saturday, June 3

Written by on June 2, 2023

The National Weather Service Office in Riverton has issued a Flood Watch for the Bighorn Basin and several other Wyoming communities.

Portions of central Wyoming, north central Wyoming, and northwest Wyoming were placed under a Flood Watch at 9:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 1. The watch remains in effect until the afternoon of Saturday, June 3.

Residents of Dubois, Buffalo, Kaycee, Thermopolis, Meeteetse, Clark, Lander, Cody, Casper, Riverton, Jeffrey City, and Shoshoni should stay aware and alert, as these are the communities that will be most affected and could experience flash flooding.

For the next few days, the western half of Wyoming can expect persistent rain showers and thunderstorms, with anywhere from a tenth to a quarter of an inch possible each day. Heavier rainfall from these storms could lead to flash flooding across portions of central and northern Wyoming.

As of 8 a.m., Friday, no Flood Warnings have been issued.

The heaviest rain is expected along and east of the Continental Divide, the I-25 corridor in particular. Adding to the potential risk of flash flooding is the ongoing melting of the significant snowpack built throughout the winter season.

Starting Sunday, drier conditions are expected, with a warming trend through the end of the period. Snowmelt will continue west of
the Divide, but the probability of widespread hazardous weather is low at this time.

Urgent weather updates will be available on kodiradio.com and the KODI Facebook page if necessary.


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