Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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WGUS46 KSEW 291117
FLWSEW
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
417 AM PDT WED OCT 29 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...

  SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.

.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 1

SHOWERS OVER THE SOUTH SLOPES OF THE OLYMPICS OVERNIGHT WILL CAUSE
THE SKOKOMISH RIVER TO RISE TO JUST ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY THIS
MORNING. THE RIVER WILL ONLY BE OVER FLOOD STAGE FOR A COUPLE OF
HOURS AND IS EXPECTED TO RECEDE BACK BELOW FLOOD STAGE BEFORE NOON.

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.

&&

WAC045-292017-
/O.NEW.KSEW.FL.W.0035.141029T1144Z-141029T2200Z/
/SRPW1.1.ER.141029T1144Z.141029T1200Z.141029T1300Z.NO/
417 AM PDT WED OCT 29 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON.
* AT  4:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 5 AM
  WEDNESDAY AND CREST NEAR 16.6 FEET AROUND 6 AM WEDNESDAY. THE
RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATER THIS 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

$$



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