882  
WGUS45 KTFX 151530  
FLWTFX  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
930 AM MDT THU JUN 15 2017  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN SOUTHWEST MONTANA...  
 
BIG HOLE RIVER NEAR MELROSE  
 
.THE COMBINATION OF RECENT SNOW MELT AND RUNOFF FROM RAINFALL  
EARLIER THIS WEEK AS ALLOWED THE BIG HOLE RIVER NEAR MELROSE TO RISE  
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. THE RIVER IS LIKELY TO REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE  
INTO FRIDAY.  
 
WITH A RIVER LEVEL BETWEEN 6 AND 7 FEET...FLOODING USUALLY OCCURS TO  
AGRICULTURAL LAND AND IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT NEXT TO THE RIVER. ALSO A  
FEW HOMES AND DRIVEWAYS CLOSE TO THE RIVER COULD BE IMPACTED.  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL THE THREAT FOR IMPACT  
FLOODING HAS DIMINISHED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN. MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT  
ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER FLOWING OVER THE ROAD.  
 
THE LATEST STAGES AND FORECASTS FOR RIVERS AND STREAMS CAN BE FOUND  
AT OUR WEB PAGE...WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS  
 

 
 
MTC001-057-160630-  
/O.NEW.KTFX.FL.W.0008.170615T1530Z-170616T1800Z/  
/MLRM8.1.RS.170615T1117Z.170615T1415Z.170616T0400Z.UU/  
930 AM MDT THU JUN 15 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE BIG HOLE RIVER NEAR MELROSE.  
* UNTIL FRIDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  
* AT 8:15 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.4 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE INTO  
FRIDAY.  
* IMPACTS...FLOODING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND AND EQUIPMENT NEAR THE  
RIVER IS EXPECTED. SOME HOMES OR DRIVEWAYS NEAR THE RIVER WILL  
ALSO BE IMPACTED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4547 11271 4559 11273 4558 11265 4548 11265  
 

 
 
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