Flood watch in effect for parts of Wyoming
Much of the state is currently on flood watch until Friday evening, mainly affecting Northern, Central and Eastern Wyoming.
Casper, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Much of the state is currently under flood watch, primarily the Northern, Central and Eastern parts of the state.
A large portion of Wyoming has been experiencing extreme rainfall recently. Thunderstorms have the potential to dump a lot of water across the region. Experts say to stay aware of the potential for flooding and to have a plan in place in case of an emergency. The National Weather Service recommends that folks keep an eye out during a flood warning and pay close attention to alerts regarding severe weather. Wyoming experiences a lot of rain and thunderstorms, but only a few flood watches are issued throughout the year.
Lance Vandenboogart, a meteorologist for the NWS says, “There’s a lot of water coming from the Pacific and even the Gulf of Mexico. This weather system is causing the atmosphere to be quite moist and with that, thunderstorms can put down a lot of rain in a short amount of time.”
The current flood watch is in effect until Friday evening.
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