Flash Flood Warning – 6/27/2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… EAST CENTRAL NATRONA COUNTY IN CENTRAL WYOMING… * UNTIL 1030 PM MDT
* AT 832 PM MDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. RAINFALL OF THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH IN A BRIEF
PERIOD OF TIME.
* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… CASPER…BAR NUNN…EDNESS K WILKINS STATE PARK…EVANSVILLE… HOGADON SKI AREA…HOMA HILLS…I25 EXIT 182…I25 EXIT 191…I25 EXIT 197…JCT I25 AND HWY 20…NATRONA COUNTY AIRPORT…PARADISE VALLEY AND RED BUTTES VILLAGE.
THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 25 IN WYOMING BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 176 AND 201. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALl CREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
REPORT FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN RIVERTON AT
K2 Radio news spoke with Emergency Management Coordinator Stewart Anderson and he says there are no reports of flooding yet. Sirens were triggered with the flash flood warning because it looked like the system was going to stall over the area, so, he says the next hour should tell us if any areas are dealing with rising water.
K2 Radio will update the situation as new information is available.