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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Seattle WA
709 PM PST Thu Jan 23 2020

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King-Lewis-Pierce-Skagit-Snohomish-Thurston-Whatcom-
709 PM PST Thu Jan 23 2020

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington,
  including the following counties, in northwest Washington,
  Skagit and Whatcom. In west central Washington, King, Lewis,
  Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston.

* Through Friday afternoon

* A period of warming, rising snow levels, and heavy rain in the
  mountains will force sharp rises on the rivers flowing off the
  Cascades. 1 to 3 inches of rain have fallen in Cascade Mountains
  the last 24 hours and another 1 to 2 inches are expected into
  Friday afternoon. Locally heavier amounts are possible. Snow
  levels will be around 7,000 feet feet. Locally heavier amounts
  are possible. A few rivers may approach flood stage on Friday,
  and additional river flooding is possible.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor latest 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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www.weather.gov/seattle



Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Seattle WA
801 AM PST Thu Jan 23 2020

WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>517-555-556-558-559-567>569-240415-
San Juan County-Western Whatcom County-Southwest Interior-
Western Skagit County-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-
Admiralty Inlet Area-Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-
Olympics-Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca-
Western Strait of Juan De Fuca-North Coast-Central Coast-
East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-
Bremerton and Vicinity-Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties-
Cascades of Snohomish and King Counties-
Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties-
801 AM PST Thu Jan 23 2020

...HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY INTO FRIDAY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT
OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...

Lowland snowmelt last week and recent rainfall has increased soil
moisture to high levels across western Washington. With the ground at
threshold levels of saturation, the moderate to heavy rainfall of 1
to 5 inches inches that is expected through Friday will put extra
pressure on soil instability, leading to an increased threat of
landslides.

At least one landslide has already been reported in at the coast
yesterday. More landslides are possible.

Areas above 6000 feet in elevation will see mostly snow and not be
affected.

For more information about current conditions, visit
www.weather.gov/seattle, select Hydrology, and then scroll down
for the links to the landslide information pages.

For more information on landslides, visit the website for the
Washington State Department of Natural Resources landslide
geologic hazards at: http://bit.ly/2mtA3wn

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www.weather.gov/seattle




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