Weather Alerts for Caribou Range

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
Effective: Wed, 6/7 11:05am Updated: Wed, 6/7 1:49pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 6/8 3:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Idaho...
Big Wood River at Hailey affecting Blaine County.
Additional information is available at
* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is
forecast by Friday, which is very dependent on rainfall amounts
this week.
* WHERE...Big Wood River at Hailey.
* WHEN...Until further notice.
* IMPACTS...At 6.0 feet, Moderate flooding will occur along Cedar,
War Eagle, and Della Vista Drives in the lower subdivisions in
Hailey which may be inaccessible. Flooding in Riverview Drive area
of Bellevue. Draper Preserve in Hailey is inaccessible. Water may
be over some secondary roads in West Ketchum (Wood River Drive).
Gimlet subdivision will have some residents with flooding issues.
- At 9:45 AM MDT Wednesday the stage was 5.7 feet.
- Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
ending at 9:45 AM MDT Wednesday was 5.8 feet.
- Forecast...The river will oscillate just under moderate flood
stage through Thursday. Then the river is expected to rise to
moderate flood stage on Friday and remain in moderate
flooding through the weekend before returning to minor flood
stage next week.
- Minor flood stage is 5.0 feet.
- Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
6.3 feet on 05/25/1958.
Fld   Observed           Forecasts (12 pm MDT)
Location      Stg   Stg   Day/Time     Thu   Fri   Sat
Big Wood River
Hailey        5.0   5.7   Wed 9 am MDT 5.7   6.2   6.2

Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) Station Number: ID-GM-5 Live Lightning Map - USA Boise Skywarn Spotter ID: DO21 AlertID Northwestern Weather Network Southwestern Weather Network

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