Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
639 PM PST FRI NOV 28 2014

...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY FOR THE
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
  SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE AFFECTING SKAGIT COUNTY.

.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 34

HEAVY RAIN OVER THE CASCADES SENT THE SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE ABOVE
THE MAJOR FLOOD STAGE LEVEL. THE RIVER WILL LIKELY STAY NEAR MAJOR
FLOOD STAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE CARS...VANS...OR TRUCKS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS...THIS IS
THE CAUSE OF MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS IN WASHINGTON. BE ALERT FOR
RAPID CHANGES AND MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL MEDIA.

&&

WAC057-291139-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FL.W.0050.000000T0000Z-141130T0323Z/
/CONW1.3.ER.141128T1131Z.141129T0600Z.141129T1523Z.NO/
639 PM PST FRI NOV 28 2014

...OBSERVED FLOODING INCREASED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY...
...FORECAST FLOODING INCREASED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY...
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE
* UNTIL SATURDAY EVENING.
* AT  6:15 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 32.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 32.7 FEET
  AROUND 10 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY
  MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 32.5 FEET...THE SKAGIT RIVER WILL CAUSE FLOODING FROM
  ROCKPORT DOWNSTREAM THROUGH SEDRO WOOLLEY. FLOOD WATERS WILL
  INUNDATE LOW AREAS NEAR THE RIVER...ROADS...AND SEVERAL RESIDENTIAL
  AREAS MAINLY CAPE HORN...HAMILTON AND THUNDERBIRD. SOME WATER WILL
  FLOW ONTO COCKREHAM ISLAND AND INTO THE NOOKACHAMPS AND STERLING
  AREAS. FLOODING WILL ALSO OCCUR IN HEADWATERS...TRIBUTARIES...AND
  OTHER STREAMS WITHIN THE SKAGIT BASIN. THIS LEVEL FOR THIS LOCATION
  CORRESPONDS TO A PHASE 2 FLOOD IN THE SKAGIT COUNTY FLOOD SYSTEM.

&&

LAT...LON 4845 12163 4848 12185 4846 12227 4853 12227 4856 12185
      4850 12160

$$



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