The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – Sault Ste. Marie District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is in effect in the District.
Residents of the Sault Ste. Marie District should keep a close watch on water conditions, regularly check for updated messages and stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams.
MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.
Description of Weather System
Temperatures will be above seasonal for the weekend and into early next week. There is precipitation forecasted for Sunday evening into Monday morning that may bring 10-20mm of rain. There is also a chance for thunderstorm activity associated with this system that could bring additional precipitation in areas where thunderstorms develop.
Description of Current Conditions
The recent warmer temperatures have increased water levels and flows in some of the Districts watersheds as the remaining snow pack continues to melt. This upward trend is expected to continue over the next several days due to the above seasonal temperatures and forecasted precipitation. A close watch on local forecasts and conditions is recommended.
This message will be in effect until (or updated before): Tuesday, May 05 2015, 12:00 AM