Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA
FGUS76 KOTX 200936
National Weather Service Spokane WA
236 AM PDT Thu Apr 20 2017
...More rainfall on already saturated soils may lead to
additional landslides and localized flooding...
Additional landslide activity is possible during the next few
days over the steep terrain of eastern Washington and north Idaho
as more rain falls on the region. Soils are very saturated this
spring and over 100 landslides and ground failures have already
been reported this spring in eastern Washington. Many of these
slides occur a few days after the rainfall has ended.
Localized flooding is also possible. But if any flooding does
occur it will minor in nature and should not exceed any water
levels that have been observed already this spring.
More showers are expected through Thursday. Rain amounts during
this period will range from a few tenths to a half inch in the
Cascades, a quarter to a half inch in the Idaho Panhandle, and a
tenth or two of an inch in far eastern Washington.
After a dry break period Friday and Saturday The weather pattern
will continue to be active and occasionally wet through much of
Residents and travelers are encouraged to monitor this weather
situation for updates, and information on potential road