Flood Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1132 AM PST Thu Nov 23 2017

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...
  Skagit River near Concrete affecting Skagit County.

...Forecast flooding changed from Moderate to Major severity for the
following rivers in Washington...
  Skagit River near Mt. Vernon affecting Skagit County.

.Flood Bulletin No. 31

Heavy rain over the last two days drove the Skagit River near Concrete
well above major flood stage. The river has reached its highest level
since 2006. The flood crest will travel downstream and also cause major
flooding in Mount Vernon.

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/CONW1.3.ER.171122T1439Z.171124T0000Z.171124T1659Z.NO/
1132 AM PST Thu Nov 23 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
 The Skagit River near Concrete
* Until Friday evening.
* At 11:15 AM Thursday the stage was 34.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 28.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to rise and crest near 36.6 feet
  around 4 PM Thursday. The river will fall below flood stage Friday
  morning.
* Impact...At 32.5 feet, the Skagit River will cause flooding from
  Rockport downstream through Sedro Woolley. Flood waters will
  inundate low areas near the river...roads...and several residential
  areas mainly Cape Horn...Hamilton and Thunderbird. Some water will
  flow onto Cockreham Island and into the Nookachamps and Sterling
  areas. Flooding will also occur in headwaters...tributaries...and
  other streams within the Skagit Basin. This level for this location
  corresponds to a Phase 2 flood in the Skagit County flood system.

&&

LAT...LON 4845 12163 4848 12185 4846 12227 4853 12227 4856 12185
      4850 12160

$$

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/MVEW1.3.ER.171123T0340Z.171124T1800Z.171125T0906Z.NO/
1132 AM PST Thu Nov 23 2017

...Forecast flooding increased from Moderate to Major severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
 The Skagit River near Mt. Vernon
* Until Saturday afternoon.
* At 11:00 AM Thursday the stage was 29.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 28.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to rise and crest near 33.6 feet
  around 10 AM Friday. The river will fall below flood stage early
  Saturday morning.
* Impact...At 32.0 feet, the Skagit River will cause major flooding
  from Sedro Woolley downstream through Mount Vernon to the mouth.
  Deep and swift flood waters will inundate many roads...farmlands
  and residential areas. Flooding will occur all along the river
  including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and
  near the Skagit River Basin. This level for this location on the
  Skagit corresponds to a Phase 2 flood in the Skagit County flood
  system.

&&

LAT...LON 4846 12227 4840 12230 4830 12235 4837 12250 4845 12240
      4853 12227

$$

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive cars...vans...or trucks 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.

&&




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