Atlanta Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

Idaho, Caribou Highlands

Flood Warning

Statement as of 11:51 AM MDT on March 30, 2017

Expires 1:51 PM EDT on March 31, 2017


... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Portneuf River at Pocatello.
* At 11:31 am Thursday the stage was 8.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 10.5 feet
next Sunday April 9th. Additional rises may be possible
thereafter.
* Impact... at 10.0 feet... significant flooding of agricultural land
will occur from the Inkom and Blackrock area. Lowland flooding will
occur along sections of the river in Pocatello from portnuef gap to
the Cheyenne Avenue bridge and downstream of the Concrete channel
beginning at Sacajawea Park.




                       Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun

Portneuf River
Portneuf River at po 8.5 8.6 Thu 12 PM 8.9 9.0 8.9




Lat... Lon 4298 11257 4276 11237 4263 11228 4265 11213


Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 11:36 AM MDT on March 30, 2017

Expires 3:15 PM EDT on March 31, 2017


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Idaho, eastern Idaho, south central Idaho,
and southeast Idaho, including the following areas, in central
Idaho, big and little Wood River region, Lost
River/pahsimeroi, and Sawtooth Mountains. In eastern Idaho,
upper snake Highlands. In south central Idaho, eastern Magic
Valley. In southeast Idaho, Cache Valley/Idaho portion,
Caribou Highlands, south Central Highlands, and Wasatch
mountains/Idaho portion.

* Through Friday afternoon

* excessive snowmelt along with rainfall.

* Above freezing temperatures and moderate to heavy rainfall today
will exacerbate snowmelt across the watch area resulting in the
potential for flooding in lower elevations through Friday.

* Water continued to flow over the magic dam spillway with
downstream flows on the Big Wood River across Lincoln County
expected to reach upwards of 5000 cfs around 6 PM MDT Thursday
evening. At 5300 cfs, floodwaters spread downstream from the
Reservoir along the Big Wood River reaching within one foot of Highway
75. The flooding is expected to be similar to the event that
occurred in 2006.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

Individuals living near the Big Wood River downstream of the
magic dam should be alert to possible flooding.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




101 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
west central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
eastern Bannock County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 215 PM MDT Friday

* emergency management reported high water levels and minor flooding
continues in the Chesterfield to pebble area. The Portneuf River
and King Creek are at full capacity, with some water spilling over
into neighboring fields. At this time, roads and homes are not
affected. However, rivers, creeks, and streams in the advisory
area will continue to run at or just above bankfull, and minor
flooding is expected to continue in low lying areas especially
with additional rainfall expected Wednesday night and Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 4286 11184 4279 11181 4273 11194 4274 11198
      4269 11200 4269 11204 4274 11203 4286 11199
      4289 11200 4291 11195 4289 11191 4288 11186


Rs



1230 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
a dam floodgate release in...
south central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
western Franklin County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 115 PM MDT Friday

* emergency management personnel reported high inflows into the
Alexander Reservoir near Soda Springs due to snowmelt and runoff
which has necessitated dam releases. As a result, minor flooding
of low lying areas is expected along The Bear river downstream
from west of Niter to Thatcher, and from Riverdale south to the
Utah border. Additional flooding will remain possible over the
next several days as high flows from the upstream dams continue.
In addition, elevated flows due to snowmelt and runoff on the cub
river near Franklin and Whitney may result in minor flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 4214 11199 4220 11190 4222 11180 4232 11174
      4241 11177 4246 11180 4255 11182 4255 11175
      4249 11175 4244 11170 4235 11168 4229 11170
      4222 11175 4218 11176 4215 11180 4207 11177
      4200 11176 4200 11198


Rs


Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 11:36 AM MDT on March 30, 2017

Expires 3:15 PM EDT on March 31, 2017


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Idaho, eastern Idaho, south central Idaho,
and southeast Idaho, including the following areas, in central
Idaho, big and little Wood River region, Lost
River/pahsimeroi, and Sawtooth Mountains. In eastern Idaho,
upper snake Highlands. In south central Idaho, eastern Magic
Valley. In southeast Idaho, Cache Valley/Idaho portion,
Caribou Highlands, south Central Highlands, and Wasatch
mountains/Idaho portion.

* Through Friday afternoon

* excessive snowmelt along with rainfall.

* Above freezing temperatures and moderate to heavy rainfall today
will exacerbate snowmelt across the watch area resulting in the
potential for flooding in lower elevations through Friday.

* Water continued to flow over the magic dam spillway with
downstream flows on the Big Wood River across Lincoln County
expected to reach upwards of 5000 cfs around 6 PM MDT Thursday
evening. At 5300 cfs, floodwaters spread downstream from the
Reservoir along the Big Wood River reaching within one foot of Highway
75. The flooding is expected to be similar to the event that
occurred in 2006.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

Individuals living near the Big Wood River downstream of the
magic dam should be alert to possible flooding.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




101 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
west central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
eastern Bannock County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 215 PM MDT Friday

* emergency management reported high water levels and minor flooding
continues in the Chesterfield to pebble area. The Portneuf River
and King Creek are at full capacity, with some water spilling over
into neighboring fields. At this time, roads and homes are not
affected. However, rivers, creeks, and streams in the advisory
area will continue to run at or just above bankfull, and minor
flooding is expected to continue in low lying areas especially
with additional rainfall expected Wednesday night and Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 4286 11184 4279 11181 4273 11194 4274 11198
      4269 11200 4269 11204 4274 11203 4286 11199
      4289 11200 4291 11195 4289 11191 4288 11186


Rs



1230 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
a dam floodgate release in...
south central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
western Franklin County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 115 PM MDT Friday

* emergency management personnel reported high inflows into the
Alexander Reservoir near Soda Springs due to snowmelt and runoff
which has necessitated dam releases. As a result, minor flooding
of low lying areas is expected along The Bear river downstream
from west of Niter to Thatcher, and from Riverdale south to the
Utah border. Additional flooding will remain possible over the
next several days as high flows from the upstream dams continue.
In addition, elevated flows due to snowmelt and runoff on the cub
river near Franklin and Whitney may result in minor flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 4214 11199 4220 11190 4222 11180 4232 11174
      4241 11177 4246 11180 4255 11182 4255 11175
      4249 11175 4244 11170 4235 11168 4229 11170
      4222 11175 4218 11176 4215 11180 4207 11177
      4200 11176 4200 11198


Rs


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Dust Storm Warning, High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Frost Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory
Florida - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Georgia -
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Watch, Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Maine - Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Michigan - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Mississippi - Public Information Statement
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Dust Storm Warning, High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Blowing Dust Advisory , Wind Advisory, Blowing Dust Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Warning
New York - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
North Dakota - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Watch , Special Statement
Oklahoma - Flood Warning
Oregon - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory
South Carolina - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory
Tennessee - Wind Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory, Blowing Dust Advisory , High Wind Warning, Blowing Dust Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert
Utah - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Washington - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Wind Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Watch , Special Statement
Wyoming - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning , Special Statement
- Small Craft Advisory

More From CBS Atlanta

Watch Dukes & Bell Live
Taz Goes Big With A New Daily Show!
Enter NOW

Watch & Listen