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Flooding Concerns and Heavy Snow in the Northwest

9 Mar 2017, 4:07 pm

Heavy snow has been falling in the mountains of the Northwest and it isn’t expected to diminish until this weekend. Winter Storm Warnings continue across Montana and Wyoming. The Bitterroots and Tetons could see another 1 to 2 feet of snow by this weekend.

The snow pack in the Northwest is very deep this winter. Snow depths are still well over 10 feet in many of the mountain ranges. With warm air and some rain likely in lower elevations, melting snow is a concern to create flooding. Flood Watches continue in parts of Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

Snow will spread south from the Canadian Border into the Rockies along a stalled front. As moisture rides in from the Pacific, periods of heavy snow will continue in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Into this weekend, most of the energy aloft will begin to move eastward. Snow and rain will become scattered with minor additional accumulations.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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