Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
1134 AM PST Wed Feb 15 2017

...Threat of localized flooding due to rain and snowmelt can
be expected through Thursday...

Localized minor flooding will possible across Kittitas...Yakima...Klickitat
and far western Benton Counties of Washington, as well as the Columbia
River Gorge where significant amounts of snow are on the ground
and a much warmer weather system will bring rain to the region
through Thursday.

Higher elevations of Central Washington and Northeast Oregon,
will see several periods of rain and may see local ponding of
water on roads and rapid rises in small streams through early

Runoff from rain and snowmelt may cause flooding of some small
streams, fields, and poor drainage areas. City streets may be
impacted, especially where storm drains are clogged with snow and
ice. Low-lying county roads may be affected, and homes with poor
drainage around the foundation may be at risk for basement
flooding. Ice jams are also possible as water levels rise in
creeks and streams.

Mainstem river flooding is not expected at this time. Cooler air
is will spread back into the area by late Thursday, with the flood
threat decreasing.


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