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  • Wednesday, April 02, 2014

    Snow Packed

    FISHERS SEEN REJOICING
    Anticipation At Max Levels
    and the hydrologic outlook ???

    REMEMBER WHEN ?
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    .. Given the sliding average system of measuring "normal" snow depth and snow water content, we are hearing enthusiastic conversations about the upcoming fair weather fishing and catching opportunities.
    .. It's snowing right now. And, this is on top of the 18" of wet snow that we've gathered up in the last 36 hours. The high country has even greater accumulations for the last week or so.
    .. However, an event looms on the near horizon that just may dampen the exuberance of the casual fisher and recent arrivals to our neighborhood. The National Weather Service has gifted us with an interesting alert.
    .. CLICK HERE to read it while it's still available. A large part of Montana is included in this alert. Some parts of adjoining states are also included. These things are not released lightly. There is a wide area notified in the alert and folks ignore these things at their peril.

    MONEY QUOTE
    AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE 60S AT LOWER ELEVATIONS AND
    INTO THE 40S AND 50S IN THE MOUNTAINS. THIS WILL ALLOW SNOWMELT TO
    INCREASE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH RISING WATER LEVELS ANTICIPATED ON CREEKS...SMALL 
    STREAMS AND RIVERS. OVERNIGHT LOWS OVER THE PLAINS AND AT MID 
    LEVELS IN THE MOUNTAINS COULD REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING EACH NIGHT 
     
    ...THEREBY PREVENTING ANY SLOWDOWN IN THE RATE OF SNOWMELT. 
    THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
    SERVICE. IN ADDITION...RESIDENTS ALONG RIVERS...STREAMS...AND CREEKS 
    SHOULD PREPARE FOR RISING WATER LEVELS NEXT WEEK...AND BE PREPARED 
    TO TAKE ACTION IF WATERWAYS EXCEED BANKFULL.
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    WALLPAPER, (Loaf #12):   SOURDOUGH BOULE