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Flood Watch posted for Thurston County, Yelm area

Issued by The National Weather Service Seattle/Tacoma, WA
Fri, Oct 30, 4:04 am PDT

… FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST WASHINGTON AND WEST CENTRAL WASHINGTON… INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES… IN NORTHWEST WASHINGTON… CLALLAM… GRAYS HARBOR… JEFFERSON… KITSAP… MASON… SKAGIT AND WHATCOM. IN WEST CENTRAL WASHINGTON… KING… LEWIS… PIERCE… SNOHOMISH AND THURSTON.
* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON
* A WET PATTERN WILL DEVELOP TODAY AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES… ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS. 4 TO 8 INCHES OF RAIN IS LIKELY OVER THE MOUNTAINS FOR THE 48 HOUR PERIOD COVERING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THIS WILL CAUSE SHARP RISES ON AREA RIVERS. MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE POSSIBLE ON SOME AREA RIVERS BY SATURDAY MORNING AND FLOODING CONCERNS FOR AREA RIVERS WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY. OF PARTICULAR CONCERN IS THE MOUNT RAINIER AREA AND RIVERS FLOWING OUT OF THE PARK. SOME MODELS SHOW RAINFALL AMOUNTS WELL OVER A FOOT FOR THE 48 HOUR PERIOD ENDING SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THESE AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE MORE SERIOUS FLOODING FOR RIVERS FLOWING OFF MOUNT RAINIER.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING BUT FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

Posted by Steve on October 30, 2015 at 6:33 am | Permalink

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