Flood advisory in effect for Sheridan County

From staff reports
The Sheridan Press


SHERIDAN — With warm temperatures forecast for Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, the National Weather Service Office in Billings, Montana, issued a flood advisory for the Sheridan area.

The advisory includes areas and foothills west and south of Sheridan along with the city of Sheridan. According to a press release from Sheridan County officials, the advisory is precautionary and stems from warm temperatures and existing snow cover in the foothills and low-lying areas of the county. Roads in low-lying areas may be prone to over-topping as a result of accelerated snow melt as warm temperatures are expected into Sunday.

Sheridan County experienced significant flooding last spring, when Big Goose Creek and other area waterways filled with snow melt. Several homes along the creek in downtown Sheridan saw significant flooding in their yards, basements and homes.

Temperatures for Friday and Saturday are forecasted to reach the mid-60s before cooling off Sunday. Much of next week, though, will feature temperatures in the 40s and 50s as well, likely continuing the melting trend.


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