Rain & cool. Snow in the Mountains in August!

After record breaking temperatures last week we are seeing a low pressure system spinning rain into Montana.

Evening Weather Story Update

Enough rain that areas where fires have been burning there is a fear of flash flooding. Here is the statement from the National Weather Service as rain continues to fall.

FLOOD WATCH
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
 920 PM MDT SUN AUG 29 2010
 
 CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-
 920 PM MDT SUN AUG 29 2010
 
 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
 
 THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
 
 * A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST MONTANA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING 
  AREA...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK.
 
 * THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
 
 * OCCASIONAL LIGHT RAIN IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT WITH ISOLATED
   SHOWERS PRODUCING BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL. RAIN WILL BEGIN TO TAPER
   OFF EARLY MONDAY MORNING. RAINFALL TOTALS OF LESS THAN HALF AN
   INCH ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY MORNING BUT THE POTENTIAL
   EXISTS FOR RAINFALL TOTALS OF THREE-QUARTERS OF AN INCH WITH
   HEAVIER SHOWERS.
 
 * RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING AND POSSIBLE
   DEBRIS FLOWS IN WILDLAND FIRE BURN AREAS INCLUDING THE
   DAVIS...LAKESIDE...AND MERIWETHER FIRE AREAS.
 
 A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
 TO FLASH FLOODING.
 
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
 A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
 TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
 
 YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
 SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

					
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