KPAX has a story that begins… The worst flood in Montana’s history was literally drowning parts of the state nearly 53 years ago with the flood of 1964 considered to be Montana’s worst natural disaster. In the second week of June 1964, an unprecedented two-day rain event produced as much as 14 inches of rain near… Read More »
NOAA has extended their flood watch to the West Glacier Region (see the full report here) 803 AM MDT Tue Jun 13 2017 …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… The National Weather Service in Missoula has expanded the Flood Watch to include a portion of northwest Montana. Through late tonight Moderate to heavy rain… Read More »
…Rising River Levels Through Saturday… Warm temperatures the past few days in the higher terrain will continue to lead to area rivers and streams seeing an increase in flows. Rivers are expected to reach their highest levels by Saturday. Cooler temperatures over the weekend will slow snowmelt, and rivers are forecast to be receding by… Read More »
NOAA has issued another hydrologic outlook for our area that says… Rising River Levels Return Late this Week and Weekend… Warm temperatures in the terrain along with rain Thursday and Friday will lead to area rivers and streams again seeing increased flows. Rivers are expected to reach their highest levels this weekend. Cooler temperatures over the weekend… Read More »
The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services page says that the North Fork River at the border is reaching “Action” stage. So… take action.
The Daily Inter Lake reports that the National Weather Service on Wednesday warned that saturated soils, substantial high-elevation snowpack and possible rains in the coming week could lead to localized flooding in rivers and creeks throughout Northwest Montana. The region has seen some of the highest levels of precipitation in recent months, and last month was… Read More »
Just in case you’re wondering, NFNews continues to monitor the potential for flooding on the North Fork river. Here’s the NOAA website to watch if you’re interested or concerned.
The Hungry Horse News reports that with the rain stopping overnight, flood waters near Blankenship and the Canyon are receding. The North Fork Road reopened to vehicle traffic about noon today. The Sun Road remained closed at Apgar, however, except for park personnel and guests to the Lake McDonald Lodge. There was still water flowing over the… Read More »