John Day Basin

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 2:45 am PST on December 20, 2014

... Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through
Monday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Oregon and southeast Washington... including the
following areas... in Oregon... foothills of the northern Blue
Mountains of Oregon... foothills of the southern Blue Mountains
of Oregon... Grande Ronde Valley... John Day basin... northern
Blue Mountains of Oregon... ochoco-John Day Highlands...
southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Wallowa County. In
southeast Washington... foothills of the Blue Mountains of
Washington and the northwest Blue Mountains of Washington.

* From this afternoon through Monday afternoon

* 48 hour precipitation amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches. The
snow level will be around 3000 feet today and will rise to near
8000 feet on Sunday.

* Small creeks and streams will start to rise today with the
larger rivers seeing substantial rises tonight and Sunday. No
flooding is forecast along the larger rivers... but several
rivers are forecast to reach action stage. The small creeks and
streams could see minor flooding... especially Sunday as moderate
rain and snow melt are expected to occur.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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