Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Spokane WA
252 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...RAIN AND SNOWMELT MAY CAUSE FLOODING ON RIVERS AND URBAN AREAS
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.Precipitation will increase early Monday morning, spreading from
south to north across the region. Initially it will begin as
snow. As warmer air arrives, rain is expected in the lower
elevations. A stronger and wetter storm system will arrive Monday
night into Tuesday. The two rounds of rainfall combined with
melting low elevation snow will raise concerns of renewed
flooding over the region.



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Benewah-Bonner-Boundary-Kootenai-Latah-Shoshone-Adams-Douglas-
Ferry-Grant-Lincoln-Okanogan-Pend Oreille-Spokane-Stevens-
Including the cities of Plummer, Tensed, Sandpoint, Priest River,
Blanchard, Careywood, Bonners Ferry, Moyie Springs, Porthill,
Eastport, Naples, Coeur d`Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Worley,
Bayview, Rathdrum, Athol, Potlatch, Deary, Kendrick, Kellogg,
Pinehurst, Osburn, Wallace, Mullan, Smelterville, Calder,
Othello, Ritzville, Bridgeport, Republic, Inchelium, Keller,
Curlew, Danville, Laurier, Moses Lake, Ephrata, Quincy, Mattawa,
Royal City, Coulee City, Davenport, Odessa, Wilbur, Reardan,
Sprague, Omak, Okanogan, Oroville, Newport, Metaline Falls, Ione,
Cusick, Diamond Lake, Spokane, Airway Heights, Medical Lake,
Cheney, Rockford, Liberty Lake, Deer Park, Colville, Chewelah,
Kettle Falls, Springdale, and Northport
252 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of North Idaho and the eastern third of
  Washington. This includes the counties of, in North Idaho,
  Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Latah, and Shoshone. In
  Washington, Adams, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan,
  Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens.

* From Monday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon

* Milder temperatures and moderate rainfall are expected Monday
  afternoon through Tuesday with higher snow levels. The increased
  rainfall over the low level snow pack will lead to increased runoff,
  ponding of water and poor drainage on the frozen ground. Sharp
  rises on small stream and creeks are possible, along with the
  threat of ice jams. Mudslides are also a concern in highly
  sloped terrain. Several mainstream rivers across the eastern
  third of Washington and north Idaho may see rises to bankfull
  levels.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

&&

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