Ice Jams and Flood Warnings Continue: 50° Temperatures this week will rapidly melt snow
A dry pattern will set up for the next couple days, but rivers and streams will continue to swell with rapid snow melt
- This ice jam on the Cheyenne River near Wasta broke up around 11:30 AM Monday morning. This is expected to continue this week. Ice jams can be particularly dangerous, so staying away from them is your best option
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY CONTINUES A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE CHEYENNE RIVER
- Frequent ice jams, and the subsequent release of the ice jams will cause problems along the Cheyenne river this week, particularly downstream. Make sure to take action to protect life and property if you live along this river.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY CONTINUES A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE WHITE RIVER
- As snow melts upstream, the White River is expected to reach flood stage and perhaps higher this week. Residents living downstream should expected rising waters along this river until Friday morning.
- Warmer temperatures throughout the next 7 days will keep snow melt, at the very least, constant until it has dissipated. Rain is forecasted for this weekend, and could complicate matters further.