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Lat: 47.06N, Lon: 109.43W
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Montana Drought Monitor

The Montana Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Montana land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.

Montana Drought Monitor

Montana Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1115 AM MDT Tue Apr 4 2017

...Minor flooding possible across portions of Central Montana this 
week...

With the heavy snowfall on Monday ranging from 15 to 20 inches in 
the Highwood...Little Belts and Big Snowy Mountains...some minor 
flooding could develop later this week as warmer temperatures move 
into the region.

The above normal temperatures expected on Wednesday and Thursday 
could lead to a quickly melting snowpack...resulting in minor 
flooding of small streams and creeks that flow out of the mountains 
across Central MT. Some ponding of water is possible across 
agricultural lands near the foothills as well.

The quickly melting snowpack could also result in some rural roads 
in mountain areas having water flowing over it or possible washouts. 

Thus...if you plan to work or recreate near waterways in Central MT 
this week, please be aware that creeks, streams, and rivers will 
likely be running high due to the unseasonably warm weather.

As a reminder...travelers are urged not to drive through any flooded 
roadways...as you do not know how deep the water is or if the road 
has been washed out underneath the flowing water. The best option is 
turn around...do not drown.

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or your local media for the latest 
updates on this situation.

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