Flood Potential Outlook
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
451 PM PST TUE JAN 26 2016

THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE OF RIVER FLOODING IN WHATCOM...SKAGIT AND
SNOHOMISH COUNTIES ON THURSDAY...BUT IT APPEARS UNLIKELY AT THIS
TIME.

TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTH CASCADES
FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...WITH SNOW
LEVELS NEAR 7000 FEET DURING THE HEAVIEST RAIN. THIS AMOUNT OF
RAIN WILL NORMALLY CAUSE RISES ON AREA RIVERS...BUT IT DOES NOT
NORMALLY PUSH RIVERS ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. HOWEVER...THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT...THAT PRECIPITATION MAY BE INTENSE
ENOUGH TO CAUSE A SHARPER CREST NEAR OR JUST ABOVE FLOOD STAGE ON
RIVERS SUCH AS THE NOOKSACK...SKAGIT AND STILLAGUAMISH.

CONFIDENCE IN FLOODING IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO WARRANT A FLOOD
WATCH...SO THE FLOOD THREAT IS BEING ADDRESSED IN THIS OUTLOOK
PRODUCT.

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