Flood Potential Outlook
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
312 AM PST FRI JAN 16 2015

...THERE IS A THREAT OF MINOR FLOODING ON MORE FLOOD PRONE RIVERS
IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

A STRONG WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON
SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. MOISTURE ASSOCIATED
WITH THIS FRONT WILL BE ORIGINATING FROM THE TROPICS SOUTHWEST OF
HAWAII...AND WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY SNOW LEVELS THAT WILL RISE TO
AROUND 7000 FEET LATE SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS THAT 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN IS LIKELY TO
FALL OVER AN 18 TO 24 HOUR PERIOD ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST OF
WESTERN WASHINGTON...THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE OLYMPIC
PENINSULA...THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR...AND THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS
FROM ABOUT KING COUNTY SOUTHWARD. THE PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS FROM
ABOUT SEATTLE SOUTHWARD COULD SEE 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN DURING
THIS PERIOD. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO
OCCUR AROUND THE MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK.

THE RIVERS MOST LIKELY TO SEE SOME MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE THE
SKOKOMISH RIVER IN MASON COUNTY AND THE PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR
ORTING IN PIERCE COUNTY. OTHER RIVERS FLOWING OFF THE CASCADES FROM
KING COUNTY SOUTHWARD WILL SEE RISES...AND A FEW MAY SEE SOME
MINOR FLOODING.

MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER NEWS SOURCES FOR THE LATEST
INFORMATION AND FORECASTS.

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ALBRECHT
WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE





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