Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
244 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...Threat of localized flooding due to rain and snowmelt can
be expected Monday and Tuesday...

.A warm front will move over eastern OR and WA Monday with a
lingering band of precipitation over the East Slopes of the WA
Cascades, Simcoe Highlands, and Yakima and Kittitas Valleys.
Another front will move over the same areas Tuesday. These fronts
and snow melt from associated warm air aloft make cause localized
flooding.

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Kittitas Valley-Yakima Valley-Simcoe Highlands-
Including the cities of Ellensburg, Thorp, Naches, Sunnyside,
Toppenish, Yakima, Goldendale, and Bickleton
244 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of central Washington, including the
  following areas, Kittitas Valley, Simcoe Highlands, and Yakima
  Valley.

* From late tonight through Tuesday afternoon

* Rainfall up to three quarters of an inch in the Simcoe
Highlands and up to one half an inch in the Yakima and Kittitas
Valleys may create localized flooding.

* Flooding near small streams and poor drainage areas is likely.
  Mudslides or sinkholes may also occur on hillsides and saturated
  ground.|

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.

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or your local media for the latest
updates on this situation.

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