Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through 5/24
Flash Flood watch is in effect for Casper Mountain and Natrona County lower elevations through late Tuesday night (5/24). Read on for the info, from the National Weather Service.
Showers and thunderstorms will increase along with warming temperatures across Natrona County this afternoon, tonight, Tuesday, and Tuesday night. Some areas may receive 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall from heavy showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain may come in a very short duration, with thunderstorms.
Most of the area has saturated soil, with deep snow pack on Casper Mountain which is melting. Area streams and rivers have risen over the past few days and are expected to continue to rise. Heavy rain combined with a rapid snow melt may combine for a run-off of 5 to 6 inches in a day into the head waters of rivers and streams - causing flash flooding.
Precautionary/preparedness actions -
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash floosing. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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