Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1159 AM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

IDC017-021-079-WAC019-051-063-065-251900-
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Bonner ID-Boundary ID-Shoshone ID-Stevens WA-Ferry WA-Spokane WA-
Pend Oreille WA-
1159 AM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
  Rain and Snowmelt in...
  Bonner County in the Panhandle of Idaho...
  Boundary County in the Panhandle of Idaho...
  Shoshone County in the Panhandle of Idaho...
  Stevens County in northeastern Washington...
  Ferry County in northeastern Washington...
  Central Spokane County in northeastern Washington...
  Pend Oreille County in northeastern Washington...

* Until noon PDT Saturday

* Recent rain and snow melt will result in increased runoff with
  areas of small stream flooding...as well as field flooding.
  Flooding will continue to remain a threat for many area
  lakes...including Davis...Williams...Eloika...and Newman. Our
  unusually wet and snowy winter has raised the water table
  unusually high over north Idaho and a large portion of Washington.
  Flooding is ongoing in many areas. This includes the Colville
  River going over Highway 395. Additional rainfall is likely today,
  Friday, and again next Monday.  Friday looks to be the wettest
  storm system of the next 5 days.

* The saturated ground has produced conditions ripe for landslides
  and debris flows on steep slopes around the area. Residents with
  homes on or at the base of hillsides should be aware of the
  potential for landslides and watch for trees leaning in unusual
  orientations...water and mud seepage where not expected and other
  signs of potential ground movement.

* In addition to small stream and field flooding...the Spokane
  River...St. Joe River...and Lake Coeur d`Alene will continue
  to experience flooding this week.

* Additional mudslides or road washouts are possible as well.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

&&

LAT...LON 4693 11633 4789 11632 4799 11651 4798 11702
      4782 11706 4781 11738 4758 11771 4726 11757
      4726 11782 4783 11782 4794 11824 4783 11841
      4796 11885 4900 11884 4900 11606 4798 11605
      4770 11572 4743 11575 4694 11498 4694 11499

$$

JW


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