Weather Wise: Flooding Concerns

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As we enter into spring, the active weather pattern in Montana looks to continue with full force.

In fact the next few months look to be on par for precipitation as temperatures become warmer.

Unfortunately, we already sit above our water table and snow amounts for many areas, meaning flooding could continue to be a concern in the future.

Even though many of us already have spring fever, last week showed us the consequences of rapidly rushing into abnormally warm conditions. 

The large amounts of snowmelt from the prior month caused localized flooding not just for major flood prone areas, but along many creeks and streams across the region.

With this in mind, maybe a more gradual warm up would be best, in order to keep the mass influx of water rushing through our waterways at a minimum, especially with more precipitation during March.

On a positive note, with the extra precipitation that we have received in the latter half of winter, the environment is becoming more prone for a quieter fire season.   

And now you are little bit more weather wise.

Story by AUSTIN WINFIELD, Beartooth NBC.
Sponsored by Collision Pro of Helena.
Copyright ©2014 Beartooth Communications Company. All Rights Reserved.


 

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