Strong Wording Regarding Flooding: “Significant Inundation”

Posted at 8:45 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:56:45-04

Another storm is hitting Montana with rain that will aggravate the flooding situation.  The Sun River and town of Sun River are expected to be hit by rising floodwater.  The National Weather Service used the term “significant inundation” to describe the flooding in that town and along Highway 200.  Snowmelt and steady rain will likely cause most of Montana’s rivers, creeks and streams to rise through Friday into the weekend.  Friday will be a wet, chilly day with light to moderate rain falling most places east of the Continental Divide.  Rainfall amounts could approach 1″ in some areas.  Snow will accumulate a few inches above about 6000′.  The storm will slowly sag south of the area on Saturday allowing for slow clearing.  However, waters will still be rising as it drains down out of the mountains.  Sunday will have more sunshine and warmer temperatures, but a few thunderstorms will fire late in the day over the western mountains.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will impact the state just about every single day next week, which will extend the flood concerns.  Please be safe and take care!

Curtis Grevenitz