Runoff from Canada, warmer temperatures and ice jams are all contributing to a Flood Advisory for North Central Montana through Monday afternoon,

According to the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED THE SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN BLAINE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA, NORTHEASTERN HILL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA UNTIL 230 PM MONDAY

  • SNOWMELT FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN ADDITION TO ICE JAMS CONTINUES TO CAUSE HIGHER STREAM LEVELS IN THE ADVISORY AREA.
  • STREAMS AFFECTED INCLUDE THOSE WITHIN THE LODGE AND BATTLE CREEK DRAINAGES NORTH OF CHINOOK.
  • REDUCED SNOWPACK AND GRADUALLY COOLING TEMPERATURES OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS SHOULD ALLOW STREAM LEVELS TO LOWER WITH A REDUCED THREAT OF FLOODING WITH TIME.
  • TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS.
  • PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.
Flood Advisory - Michelle Wolfe