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From the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA, Montana



SALMON RIVER ICE JAM CONTINUES TO GROW CAUSING CONCERN FOR FLOODING...

VERY COLD TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES IN SALMON THE LAST THREE NIGHTS HAVE BEEN -9 TO -11 DEGREES AND ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN IN THE 0 TO -11 DEGREE RANGE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

AS OF FRIDAY MORNING, THE ICE JAM WAS OBSERVED 4 MILES NORTH OF THE TOWN OF SALMON. THIS ICE JAM IS EXPECTED TO EXPAND TO 3 MILES NORTH OF SALMON BY SATURDAY AND POSSIBLY REACH THE TOWN OF SALMON BY MONDAY.

WATER FLOWING DOWN THE SALMON RIVER MAY BEGIN BACKING UP BEHIND SECTIONS OF THE ICE JAM IN THE BIG FLAT AND CARMEN AREA AND COULD BEGIN TO APPROACH AND POSSIBLY FLOOD ROADS AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.








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