Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
318 PM PST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WARM, RAINY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO STREAM RISES...

A MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING RAINS
AND WARM TEMPERATURES. MELTING MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW, IN
COMBINATION WITH THE RAINS, WILL LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE
AREA`S STREAMS. MONDAY AND TUESDAY ARE FORECAST TO BRING EVEN
WARMER TEMPERATURES...SOME NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...ALONG
WITH WARM WINDS WHICH WILL INCREASE THE RATE OF SNOWMELT.

THE COEUR D`ALENE, ST JOE, PALOUSE, AND LITTLE SPOKANE RIVERS CAN
ALL EXPECT TO SEE SIGNIFICANT RISES BY MONDAY. OTHER AREAS
EXPECTED TO BE MOST IMPACTED BY MELTING SNOW ARE THOSE WITH
SIGNIFICANT LOW AND MID LEVEL ELEVATION SNOW COVERAGE, NAMELY THE
WATERVILLE PLATEAU AND PALISADES CREEK AREA, AS WELL AS THE
VALLEYS OF NORTHERN WASHINGTON AND IDAHO. FORTUNATELY MOST OF THE
SOILS IN THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE NOT FROZEN AND WILL BE ABLE TO
ABSORB SOME OF THE SNOWMELT RUNOFF.

MAIN IMPACTS WILL BE PONDING AND NUISANCE FLOODING IN LOW LYING
AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE OR DUE TO SNOW-CLOGGED STORM DRAINS AND
CULVERTS.

THIS IS AN EVOLVING SITUATION AND FORECASTS MAY CHANGE AS THE
WE GET CLOSER TO THE PERIOD OF INTEREST. THOSE WITH INTERESTS ALONG
RIVERS AND STREAMS OR IMPACTED AREAS SHOULD BE AWARE OF FUTURE
OUTLOOKS, WATCHES, OR WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

TO VIEW CURRENT RIVER FORECASTS:
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=OTX







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