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Heavy Snow And Hazardous Travel Conditions Expected Over The Rockies, Locally Heavy Rainfall Over The South

Heavy snow and hazardous travel conditions will persist over portions of the central and southern Rockies into Friday before diminishing. A cold front will track eastward bringing the potential for locally heavy rainfall from the south central U.S. to the Appalachians into Saturday. Localized flooding will be possible. Read More >

Changes in soil moisture affect how precipitation behaves when it reaches the ground. Generally, higher soil moisture increases the potential for water from precipitation to reach streams & rivers. Soil moisture can be measured or modeled. Knowledge of soil moisture content tends to improve river forecasts.

 

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DHMTF modeled soil moisture content[Currently unavailable]
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USGS streamflow percentiles
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NASA SPoRT soil moisture
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NRCS SCAN observed soil moisture sites
Interactive map displaying locations of NRCS Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) sites. SCAN sites provide direct observations for soil moisture.