Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
351 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...

  SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.

.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 1

HEAVY RAIN IN THE OLYMPICS WILL DRIVE THE SKOKOMISH RIVER TO FLOOD STAGE
THIS EVENING. MINOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED.

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.

&&

WAC045-210851-
/O.NEW.KSEW.FL.W.0068.141221T0329Z-141221T1838Z/
/SRPW1.1.ER.141221T0329Z.141221T0600Z.141221T0938Z.NO/
351 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* FROM THIS EVENING TO SUNDAY MORNING.
* AT  3:30 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 7 PM
  SATURDAY AND CREST NEAR 16.6 FEET AROUND 10 PM SATURDAY. THE RIVER
  WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 16.5 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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