Western Strait of Juan De Fuca

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 5:56 PM PST on December 20, 2014


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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Washington... including the following
counties... Grays Harbor... Clallam... Jefferson... King... Lewis...
Pierce... Snohomish... and Thurston.

* Through late Sunday night.

* Snow levels will rise into the 6000 to 7000 foot range this
evening before lowering into the 4500 to 5500 foot range early
Sunday. In the 24 hour period ending at 4 PM PST Sunday... 1 to 3
inches of rain... locally higher on Mount Rainier... is forecast
to fall on the mountains.

* Additional heavy rain at times overnight through Sunday could
lead to flooding on some rivers. At this time... it appeared that
the Snoqualmie river and the Nisqually river near National have
the highest threat of flooding.

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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 Record Report  Statement as of 12:32 am PST on December 21, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Hoquiam Airport yesterday...

Record rainfall of 1.88 inches was set at Hoquiam WA Airport on Dec
20th. This breaks the old record of 1.38 set in 1974.




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