Southwest Interior

 Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning  Statement as of 5:21 PM PST on November 25, 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Nisqually river near National
* from 10 am Tuesday until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 3:00 PM Tuesday the flow was 9900 cfs.
* Flood flow is 8000 cfs.
* Minor flooding is occurring... minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river crested at 11560 cfs at 100 p.M. This
afternoon and will continue to fall. The river will fall below
flood flow tomorrow morning.
* Impact... at 10000 cfs... the Nisqually river will flood along the
upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier National Park downstream
to Alder Lake. Swift waters will flood roads... pasture lands... and
farms. Erosion may damage the river banks.

Lat... Lon 4674 12165 4664 12189 4670 12227 4683 12213 4681 12198
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521 PM PST Tue Nov 25 2014

... Flood Warning extended until late Wednesday night...

The Flood Warning continues for
the Cowlitz river at Randle
* from 7 PM Tuesday until late Wednesday night.
* At 4:45 PM Tuesday the stage was 16.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 7 PM
Tuesday and crest near 20.4 feet around 10 PM Tuesday. The river
will fall below flood stage Wednesday afternoon.
* Impact... at 20.0 feet... the Cowlitz river will cause flooding from
the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake... inundating
many roads including US Highway 12 and much of The Farm lands.

Lat... Lon 4645 12180 4645 12194 4640 12219 4654 12220 4659 12198
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118 PM PST Tue Nov 25 2014

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning the following western Washington counties...
eastern Lewis County...
southeastern Pierce County...

* until 715 PM PST.

* Heavy rain last night and today will cause flooding in additional
areas to the major rivers in the warning area. This will include
other streams and creeks and low lying areas. The heaviest rain is
ending in this area now and streams will soon be cresting and
beginning to fall this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on
small creeks and streams... and ponding of water on country roads and
farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

A Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or imminent. Most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles. Do not attempt to cross water
covered bridges... dips... or low water crossings. Never try to cross a
flowing stream... even a small one... on foot. To escape rising water
move up to higher ground.

Lat... Lon 4641 12247 4673 12246 4675 12207 4686 12234
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 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 4:06 PM PST on November 25, 2014

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Wednesday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Washington... including the following
counties... Skagit... Whatcom... King... Lewis... Pierce...
Snohomish... .

* through late Wednesday night

* rain will continue in the Cascades through Thursday. Additional
rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches in the Cascades are likely
overnight from about Snohomish County northward. Heavy rain will
return to the Olympics and northern counties Wednesday night
through Thursday. The snow level will be 6500 to 7500 feet.

* Some rivers are already flooding or under flooding. Additional
flooding is possible on the most flood-prone rivers that flow
off the west slopes of the Cascades. That includes the
Snohomish... stillaguamish... Skagit... and Nooksack rivers. Other
rivers that are Worth watching include the white and green

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flood warnings are in effect for parts of the watch area. The
Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not occurring.
This applies to new areas or locations not already covered by a
Flood Warning. Monitor the weather and be ready to act quickly if
flooding is observed or more warnings are issued.

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