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The National Weather Service office in Riverton is warning that some areas across Wyoming could see flooding due to warming temperatures and rapid snowmelt.
Snowmelt below 8,000 feet of elevation is expected to increase because temperatures will steadily be above freezing, and reach the lower 50’s in many areas.
National Weather Service staff says that “sheet flooding” could occur and possibly cause issues with ice jams in area rivers and creeks.
As always, you can follow along with local weather reports via NWS Riverton. They’ve also provided some ice jam and snowmelt safety tips below.
Though it will be mostly dry across the region this week, flooding may still become an issue as temps rise &snow melts. Highs will be in the mid 40s to 50s for most of the area; SW WY will stay in the 30s. Below are a few safety tips. Please be aware and stay prepared. #wywx pic.twitter.com/LngOjqh3mr
— NWS Riverton (@NWSRiverton) March 17, 2019