Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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WGUS86 KSEW 221950
FLSSEW
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1250 PM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...

  SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.

.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 3


              OLYMPIC PENINSULA REGION

WHILE SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE SOUTH SLOPES OF THE OLYMPICS...
HEAVY RAIN HAS COME TO AN END. THE THREE TO FIVE INCHES OF RAIN
THAT HAS FALLEN OVER THE SOUTH SLOPES OF THE OLYMPICS SINCE MIDDAY
WEDNESDAY HAS DRIVEN THE SKOKOMISH RIVER IN MASON COUNTY ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE...AND MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING. THE RIVER CRESTED
AROUND NOON TODAY AND IS EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATE
TONIGHT. THE SKOKOMISH RIVER WILL SLOWLY RECEDE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

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.

&&

WAC045-230350-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FL.W.0033.000000T0000Z-141023T1619Z/
/SRPW1.1.ER.141022T1235Z.141022T1930Z.141023T0719Z.NR/
1250 PM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.
* AT 12:30 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.2 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED AT 17.2 FEET AT 12 PM WEDNESDAY AND
  WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 16.5 FEET...THE SKOKOMISH RIVER WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
  FLOODING OF PASTURE LANDS...WITH WATER FLOWING QUICKLY OVER WEST
  BOURGAULT ROAD AND SKOKOMISH VALLEY ROAD.

&&

LAT...LON 4744 12326 4733 12321 4736 12317 4733 12308 4721 12321
      4738 12340

$$

ALBRECHT


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