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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Seattle WA
358 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017

Clallam-Grays Harbor-Jefferson-King-Kitsap-Lewis-Mason-Pierce-
358 PM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017


The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of northwest Washington and west
  central Washington, including the following counties, in
  northwest Washington, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson,
  Kitsap, Mason, Skagit, and Whatcom. In west central
  Washington, King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston.

* From Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon

* Heavy rain is forecast to fall Saturday afternoon through Sunday
  afternoon. The period of heaviest rain will be Saturday night.
  Most models show the focus of rainfall will be in Cascades from
  about Stevens Pass southward, with less in the North Cascades
  and Olympics. However, past experience with these heavy rain
  events shows that models can easily misjudge where the rainfall
  eventually falls. There is a chance that heavy rain could spread
  to the northern Cascades and Olympics. The flood watch covers
  nearly every county of Western Washington.

* Minor flooding is forecast on most rivers from the Skykomish
  River southward, with a few rivers touching the moderate stage.
  Other rivers could flood. Urban and small stream flooding is
  also possible.


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.



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