Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
422 AM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...

  SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.

.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 2

                OLYMPIC PENINSULA REGION

HEAVY RAIN WILL COME TO AN END OVER THE SOUTHWEST SLOPES OF THE
OLYMPICS THIS MORNING. TWO TO THREE AND A HALF INCHES OF RAIN HAS
BEEN REPORTED IN THE LAST 12 HOURS IN THE AREA. ANOTHER INCH OR SO
IS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN WILL DRIVE THE
SKOKOMISH RIVER OVER FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE CARS...VANS...OR TRUCKS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS...THIS IS
THE CAUSE OF MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS IN WASHINGTON. BE ALERT FOR
RAPID CHANGES AND MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL MEDIA.

&&

WAC045-222022-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FL.W.0033.000000T0000Z-141023T1408Z/
/SRPW1.1.ER.141022T1348Z.141022T1800Z.141023T0508Z.NO/
422 AM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.
* AT  4:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.2 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 7 AM
  WEDNESDAY AND CREST NEAR 17.0 FEET AROUND 11 AM WEDNESDAY. THE
  RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 16.5 FEET...THE SKOKOMISH RIVER WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
  FLOODING OF PASTURE LANDS...WITH WATER FLOWING QUICKLY OVER WEST
  BOURGAULT ROAD AND SKOKOMISH VALLEY ROAD.

&&

LAT...LON 4744 12326 4733 12321 4736 12317 4733 12308 4721 12321
      4738 12340

$$



Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
349 AM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

WAC045-222300-
/O.CON.KSEW.FA.A.0009.000000T0000Z-141023T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
MASON-
349 AM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  COUNTY...MASON.

* THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON

* ANOTHER INCH OR SO OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTHWEST
  SLOPES OF THE OLYMPICS THIS MORNING. THIS WILL BE ENOUGH TO DRIVE
  THE SKOKOMISH RIVER ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING.

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.

&&

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