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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
306 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48 TO
72 HOURS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST
WASHINGTON...

.A LARGE MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. WITH 72 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN
EXCESS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST
OREGON...AND 3 TO 7 INCHES ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
CASCADES...FLOODING OF RIVERS AS WELL AS SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS
WILL BE POSSIBLE.

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EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON-
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES-NORTH CENTRAL OREGON-
CENTRAL OREGON-EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON-
KITTITAS VALLEY-YAKIMA VALLEY-
EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES-SIMCOE HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARLINGTON...THE DALLES...LA PINE...
SUNRIVER...DUFUR...MAUPIN...BEND...MADRAS...PRINEVILLE...
REDMOND...WHITE SALMON...ELLENSBURG...THORP...NACHES...
SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...YAKIMA...APPLETON...CLE ELUM...
CLIFFDELL...GOLDENDALE
306 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF OREGON...AND WASHINGTON... INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL OREGON... EAST COLUMBIA RIVER
  GORGE OF OREGON...EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES AND NORTH
  CENTRAL OREGON...EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES AND
  SIMCOE HIGHLANDS...EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF
  WASHINGTON... KITTITAS VALLEY AND YAKIMA VALLEY.

* FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES
  WILL LEAD TO RISING RIVERS AS WELL AS THE SMALL CREEKS AND
  STREAMS. SNOW LEVELS WILL START OFF AROUND 3000 FEET...BUT WILL
  QUICKLY RISE TO OVER 6000 FEET BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL START TO RISE ON SATURDAY WITH THE
  LARGER RIVERS SEEING SUBSTANTIAL RISES SATURDAY NIGHT AND
  SUNDAY. MINOR FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY EVENING INTO
  MONDAY EVENING FOR THE DESCHUTES RIVER NEAR MOODY...AND THE
  NACHES RIVER NEAR NACHES. SEVERAL OTHER RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO
  CREST AT ACTION STAGE...BUT ARE NOT FORECAST TO REACH FLOOD
  STAGE. HOWEVER...THE SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS COULD SEE MINOR
  FLOODING...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AS MODERATE RAIN AND SNOW MELT ARE
  EXPECTED TO OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
306 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48 TO
72 HOURS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST
WASHINGTON...

.A LARGE MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. WITH 72 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN
EXCESS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST
OREGON...AND 3 TO 7 INCHES ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
CASCADES...FLOODING OF RIVERS AS WELL AS SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS
WILL BE POSSIBLE.

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GRANDE RONDE VALLEY-WALLOWA COUNTY-
NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-JOHN DAY BASIN-OCHOCO-
JOHN DAY HIGHLANDS-
FOOTHILLS OF THE NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-
NORTHWEST BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE...ELGIN...LA GRANDE...UNION...
ENTERPRISE...JOSEPH...WALLOWA...MEACHAM...TOLLGATE...LONG CREEK...
UKIAH...DAYVILLE...JOHN DAY...MITCHELL...MONUMENT...SPRAY...
BROTHERS...PAULINA...PRAIRIE CITY...SENECA...PENDLETON...
PILOT ROCK...HEPPNER...CONDON...FOSSIL...DAYTON...WAITSBURG...
WALLA WALLA...SKI BLUEWOOD RESORT
306 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN OREGON...FOOTHILLS OF THE
  NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON...FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN
  BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON...GRANDE RONDE VALLEY...JOHN DAY
  BASIN...NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON...OCHOCO-JOHN DAY
  HIGHLANDS...SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON AND WALLOWA
  COUNTY. IN SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON...FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE
  MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST BLUE MOUNTAINS OF
  WASHINGTON.

* FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* 48 HOUR PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES.
  THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE AROUND 3000 FEET SATURDAY AND RISE TO
  NEAR 8000 FEET ON SUNDAY.

* SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL START TO RISE ON SATURDAY WITH THE
  LARGER RIVERS SEEING SUBSTANTIAL RISES SATURDAY NIGHT AND
  SUNDAY. NO FLOODING IS FORECAST ALONG THE LARGER RIVERS...BUT
  SEVERAL RIVERS ARE FORECAST TO REACH ACTION STAGE. THE SMALL
  CREEKS AND STREAMS COULD SEE MINOR FLOODING...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY
  AS MODERATE RAIN AND SNOW MELT ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
152 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH SMALL STREAM AND URBAN
FLOOD POTENTIAL...

.A FRONTAL SYSTEM WITH STRONG AND DEEP MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL
BRING HEAVY RAINFALL TO COASTAL AREAS AND INTO DOUGLAS COUNTY
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE SMALL STREAM...SMALL
RIVER AND URBAN FLOODING FOR COASTAL AREAS AND FOR INLAND DOUGLAS
COUNTY.

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SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COOS BAY...NORTH BEND...REEDSPORT...
BANDON...PORT ORFORD...COQUILLE...BROOKINGS...HARBOR...GOLD BEACH
152 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST OREGON...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...CURRY COUNTY COAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON
  COAST.

* FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MAY
  CAUSE SMALL STREAM...SMALL RIVER...AND URBAN FLOODING AT
  TIMES...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ALSO CAUSE MUDSLIDES, ROCKSLIDES AND DEBRIS
  FLOWS ON AREA ROADWAYS...INCLUDING US 101, HIGHWAY 42, AND
  HIGHWAY 38.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT.
PEOPLE...STRUCTURES AND ROADS LOCATED BELOW STEEP SLOPES...IN
CANYONS AND NEAR THE MOUTHS OF CANYONS MAY BE A SERIOUS RISK FROM
RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES.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.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
152 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH SMALL STREAM AND URBAN
FLOOD POTENTIAL...

.A FRONTAL SYSTEM WITH STRONG AND DEEP MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL
BRING HEAVY RAINFALL TO COASTAL AREAS AND INTO DOUGLAS COUNTY
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE SMALL STREAM...SMALL
RIVER AND URBAN FLOODING FOR COASTAL AREAS AND FOR INLAND DOUGLAS
COUNTY.

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CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE
152 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST OREGON...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREA...CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY.

* FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MAY
  CAUSE SMALL STREAM...SMALL RIVER...AND URBAN FLOODING AT
  TIMES...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ALSO CAUSE MUDSLIDES, ROCKSLIDES AND DEBRIS
  FLOWS ON AREA ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY ALONG ROADS NEAR THE
  COASTAL MOUNTAINS AND INTO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS, INCLUDING
  HIGHWAY 38, HIGHWAY 138 AND HIGHWAY 42.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT.
PEOPLE...STRUCTURES AND ROADS LOCATED BELOW STEEP SLOPES...IN
CANYONS AND NEAR THE MOUTHS OF CANYONS MAY BE A SERIOUS RISK FROM
RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES.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.

&&

$$

CC

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
150 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Flood Watch
for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Coquille River at Coquille affecting Coos County...

.A frontal system with strong and deep moisture will bring heavy
rainfall of 2 to 4 inches to the coast Saturday and Sunday. Heavy
rainfall may cause river flooding along the Coquille River at Coquille
beginning on Sunday.

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150 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  the Coquille River at Coquille
* from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday evening.
* At  1:30 PM Friday the stage was 12.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood Stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast...Flood Stage may be reached by Sunday afternoon.


$$

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event.
People, structures, and roads located below steep slopes, in canyons,
and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk from rapidly
moving landslides.

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too
deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the
roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks.

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent
in the watch area. People living along or planning activities near
rivers and small streams in the watch area should continue to
monitor the development of this weather situation. Be prepared to
take immediate action if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web page at
www.weather.gov/medford or listen to noaa weather radio.


&&

FLOOD WATCH...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1234 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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CLALLAM-GRAYS HARBOR-JEFFERSON-KING-LEWIS-MASON-PIERCE-SKAGIT-
SNOHOMISH-THURSTON-WHATCOM-
1234 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...


* PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  COUNTIES... GRAYS HARBOR...CLALLAM...JEFFERSON...SKAGIT...
  WHATCOM...KING...LEWIS...MASON...PIERCE...SNOHOMISH...THURSTON.

* FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT

* HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON SATURDAY AND
  SUNDAY...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS. STRONG WESTERLY FLOW
  ALOFT WILL BRING HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES TO THE COAST AND OLYMPICS
  ON SATURDAY. HEAVY RAIN WILL SPREAD INTO THE CASCADES SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. MODELS CURRENTLY TAPER RAIN OVER THE OLYMPICS ON
  SUNDAY BUT KEEP HEAVY RAIN GOING IN THE CASCADES THROUGH SUNDAY
  NIGHT...ESPECIALLY OVER THE CASCADES FROM ABOUT KING COUNTY
  SOUTH. THE TOTAL MODEL RAINFALL OVER ABOUT 48 HOURS FROM
  SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT AMOUNTS TO AROUND THREE
  TO SIX INCHES OVER THE OLYMPICS AND CENTRAL CASCADES WITH A
  NINE- INCH BULLS-EYE OVER MOUNT RAINIER. RAINFALL OVER THE
  LOWLANDS WILL GENERALLY BE AN INCH OR LESS AS THE WESTERLY FLOW
  CAUSES A RAINSHADOW EAST OF THE OLYMPICS.

* THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE ENOUGH TO CAUSE FLOODING. AT THIS
  TIME THE RIVERS MOST LIKELY TO FLOOD ARE THE ONES FLOWING OFF
  THE CASCADES OF KING...PIERCE...AND LEWIS COUNTIES...AS WELL AS
  THE UNUSUALLY FLOOD-PRONE SKOKOMISH RIVER IN MASON COUNTY. ANY
  FLOODING WOULD LIKELY BEGIN SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE OLYMPICS AND
  SUNDAY FOR THE CASCADES...WITH CRESTS SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY.
  THE EXACT POSITION OF THE STREAM OF MOISTURE IS UNCERTAIN SO
  THIS OUTLOOK COVERS THE ENTIRE OLYMPIC PENINSULA AND ALL OF THE
  CASCADES RIVERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING BUT
FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE READY TO ACT
QUICKLY IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH...CORRECTEDD
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
1054 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014


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NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
1054 AM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH
FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON. THIS WATCH IS IN
EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

CONFIDENCE CONTINUES TO INCREASE THAT A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER
TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT WILL SET UP OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
OVER THE WEEKEND AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY. A DEEP AND MOIST
WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY MORNING AND
STRENGTHEN LATER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF
MOISTURE WITH ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA WILL FEED INTO
THIS SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL
TOTALS ACROSS THE REGION. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO REMAIN
PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO LEAD TO
THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES EXPECTED OVER THE
INTERIOR LOWLANDS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE CURRENT
RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING RIVERS
COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS SATURDAY EVENING. THERE ALSO
APPEARS TO BE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING ON SOME OF THE MAIN STEM
RIVERS EARLY NEXT WEEK. IN ADDITION TO FLOODING POTENTIAL ON THE
MAIN STEM RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES...THERE ARE LIKELY TO BE IMPACTS
FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING ALONG LOW LYING
PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT.
PEOPLE...STRUCTURES AND ROADS LOCATED BELOW STEEP SLOPES...IN
CANYONS AND NEAR THE MOUTHS OF CANYONS MAY BE AT SERIOUS RISK
FROM RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES.

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.

THE NEXT UPDATE FOR THIS WATCH WILL BE ISSUED BY 6 AM SATURDAY
MORNING.

&&

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1036 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN LOUISIANA...
  CALCASIEU RIVER NEAR GLENMORA AFFECTING RAPIDES PARISH
  CALCASIEU RIVER AT OLD TOWN BAY AFFECTING CALCASIEU PARISH

.AN AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS
THE AREA TODAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS NEAR ONE INCH HAVE ALREADY FALLEN
IN MANY LOCATIONS WITH ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES
POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT ALONG WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THESE
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL RESULT IN RISES ALONG AREA RIVERS...WITH
SIGNIFICANT RISES AND POSSIBLE FLOODING IN AREAS WHERE THE HEAVIEST
RAINFALL OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AREAS AND ALONG RIVERS AND STREAMS. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH
AREA REMAIN ALERT TO POSSIBLE FLOODING OR IF A WARNING IS ISSUED.

DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED AREAS OR ATTEMPT TO CROSS ROADWAYS COVERED
BY HIGH WATER. YOU MAY CHECK THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST
RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION, WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/LCH.

$$

&&

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1036 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
  THE CALCASIEU RIVER NEAR GLENMORA
* FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO MONDAY MORNING.
* AT  9:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.4 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY SUNDAY EVENING.
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 12.0 FEET...WHEN THE RIVER IS RISING AND
  THE GAUGE READING IS FORECAST TO REACH 12 FEET OR HIGHER. ROADS
  UPSTREAM FROM GLENMORA, INCLUDING STROTHERS CROSSING ROAD NEAR THE
  COMMUNITY OF CALCASIEU AND PRICE CROSSING ROAD NEAR HINESTON HAVE
  WATER ON THEM AND ARE SUBJECT TO BEING CLOSED. ALSO, FLOODING OF
  FORESTED AREAS NEAR THE RIVER WILL OCCUR.

&&

LAT...LON 3113 9279 3090 9269 3090 9262 3105 9265 3115 9275

$$

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1036 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

...THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN LOUISIANA...
  CALCASIEU RIVER NEAR GLENMORA AFFECTING RAPIDES PARISH
  CALCASIEU RIVER AT OLD TOWN BAY AFFECTING CALCASIEU PARISH

.AN AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS
THE AREA TODAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS NEAR ONE INCH HAVE ALREADY FALLEN
IN MANY LOCATIONS WITH ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES
POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT ALONG WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THESE
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL RESULT IN RISES ALONG AREA RIVERS...WITH
SIGNIFICANT RISES AND POSSIBLE FLOODING IN AREAS WHERE THE HEAVIEST
RAINFALL OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AREAS AND ALONG RIVERS AND STREAMS. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH
AREA REMAIN ALERT TO POSSIBLE FLOODING OR IF A WARNING IS ISSUED.

DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED AREAS OR ATTEMPT TO CROSS ROADWAYS COVERED
BY HIGH WATER. YOU MAY CHECK THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST
RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION, WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/LCH.

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1036 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2014

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
  THE CALCASIEU RIVER AT OLD TOWN BAY
* FROM SUNDAY MORNING TO TUESDAY MORNING.
* AT  5:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 3.4 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 4.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY SUNDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 4.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING OF GOOS FERRY
  ROAD WILL OCCUR.
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 3.5 FEET...PONDING OF WATER ON LOW SPOTS
  ALONG GOOS FERRY ROAD WILL OCCUR.

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LAT...LON 3030 9329 3019 9321 3025 9308 3031 9303 3038 9314

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