Flood Statement
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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
803 PM PDT WED MAR 29 2017

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...

  Skokomish River near Potlatch affecting Mason County.

.Flood Bulletin No. 5

Heavy rain over the south slopes of the Olympic mountains drove the
Skokomish river above flood stage Tuesday evening. Minor flooding
will continue as the river falls slowly tonight through Thursday.
The river is expected to fall below flood stage Thursday
morning.


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.

&&

WAC045-301103-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FL.W.0020.000000T0000Z-170330T2341Z/
/SRPW1.1.ER.170329T0307Z.170329T1715Z.170330T1441Z.NR/
803 PM PDT WED MAR 29 2017

...Flood Warning extended until Thursday afternoon...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Skokomish River near Potlatch
* Until Thursday afternoon.
* At  7:45 PM Wednesday the stage was 17.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river crested at 17.4 feet at 10 AM Wednesday and
  will continue to fall to below flood stage Thursday morning.
* Impact...At 17.0 feet, the Skokomish River will cause widespread
  flooding of pasture lands...with water flowing quickly over West
  Bourgault Road and Skokomish Valley Road.

&&

LAT...LON 4744 12326 4733 12321 4736 12317 4733 12308 4721 12321
      4738 12340

$$



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