Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Spokane WA
205 PM PDT Sun Mar 12 2017

...Rain and snowmelt may cause localized flooding issues later
this week...

Flooding problems may redevelop later this week as a series of
moist Pacific storms brings potentially significant rainfall and
warmer temperatures to the region. Rain and mountain snow will
begin by Monday with waves of precipitation through Thursday,
before the weather turns showery. This precipitation coupled with
mild and breezy weather will cause significant melting of the
snow on the ground below 4000 feet. This could lead to the
following problems:

* Urban flooding: Rain and melting snow will likely cause street
  flooding in urban areas. Storm drains plugged with snow and poor
  drainage could exacerbate the situation especially north and
  east of Spokane.

* Rivers and streams: Moderate rainfall will likely lead to an
  increase of ponding of water and higher flows on smaller rivers
  and streams. River rises on mainstem rivers are possible by mid
  to late this week.

Residents and travelers are encouraged to monitor this weather
situation for updates, watches or warnings. People who live along
streams or rivers should monitor water levels closely.

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