Western Skagit County

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 4:26 am 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... heavy at times... will continue in the Cascades today
through Wednesday. Additional rainfall amounts of 2.5 to 5
inches are likely... while the snow level is 6500 to 7500 feet.
The focus of heavy rain will be over the Washington Cascades
from around Snoqualmie Pass southward this morning... shift
northward this afternoon and tonight... and then decrease on
Wednesday.

* Flooding is possible on the most flood-prone rivers that flow
off the west slopes of the Cascades. That includes the Cowlitz
river... The Reach of the Puyallup near Orting... and the
Snoqualmie... tolt... Skykomish... Snohomish... stillaguamish... and
Nooksack rivers. Other rivers that are Worth watching include
the Skagit and white rivers.

* Another vigorous frontal system will move through the area
Wednesday night through Friday... bringing precipitation amounts
of 3 to 5 inches to the Olympics and north Cascades. The snow
level for that event will be 5500 to 7000 feet.

* People near flood-prone reaches of rivers in the watch area
should prepare for possible flooding during the next few days.
Stay tuned for the most current information from the National
Weather Service.

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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