Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
625 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

  SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.

.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 2

                OLYMPIC PENINSULA REGION

HEAVY RAIN ON THE OLYMPICS HAS RESULTED IN MINOR FLOODING ON THE
SKOKOMISH RIVER. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE
SUNDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE 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.

&&

WAC045-211125-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FL.W.0068.141221T0222Z-141221T2123Z/
/SRPW1.1.ER.141221T0115Z.141221T0600Z.141221T1223Z.NO/
625 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT  6:00 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 16.7 FEET
  AROUND 10 PM SATURDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY
  SUNDAY 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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