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Flood Watch posted for most of Western Washington

– “Flood Watch for Thurston County, WA”
“Issued by The National Weather Service Seattle/Tacoma, WA
Mon, Dec 7, 4:30 am PST

… FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…”
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– “Special Weather Statement for Southwest Interior, WA” – [includes Yelm and vicinity]

“Issued by The National Weather Service Seattle/Tacoma, WA
Mon, Dec 7, 5:28 am PST

… HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON…
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST WEEK HAVE INCREASED SOIL MOISTURE TO MODERATE LEVELS ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON. HEAVY RAINFALL OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS…IS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN WILL PUT EXTRA PRESSURE ON SOIL INSTABILITY… LEADING TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES.”
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– “Pacific Storm Parade to Lash Northwest With Heavy Rain, Mountain Snow For Days”
“A parade of Pacific storms that began last week will continue to impact the Northwest into the coming weekend

The combined effect of heavy rain and saturated ground may trigger localized flooding in parts of western Washington and western Oregon, and feet of snow will pile up in the Cascades, and other mountain chains from this Pacific onslaught,” quoting The Weather Channel.
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Posted by Steve on December 7, 2015 at 8:25 am | Permalink

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