Hydrologic Outlook in Vilas County, Wisconsin
Issued by the National Weather Service and archived by Claims Pages
Vilas County Wisconsin Urgency: Future Severity: Unknown Certainty: Possible
Active Timeframe
3/27/2020 3:31:00 PM until 3/28/2020 5:00:00 AM   EXPIRED
Alert Summary
Weekend Rain to Bring Rising River Levels... A strong storm system will move from the central Plains into the Great Lakes region this weekend. Several rounds of rain can be expected with amounts reaching three-quarters of an inch to one and one-quarter inches. This amount of precipitation falling on already saturated grounds, will lead to runoff into area rivers and streams. Portions of the Wolf and Oconto Rivers are already at bankfull or minor flood stage. Portions of the Wisconsin, Menominee, Embarrass and Peshtigo Rivers are forecast to rise above bankfull later this weekend and could also reach minor flood stage. In addition to rising water levels, ponding on area roads, urban areas and low-lying areas may also occur. Residents who live near rivers or streams should closely monitor water levels in upcoming days and be prepared to seek higher ground if flooding becoming imminent.