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  Flooding Possible Tuesday/Wednesday

Flooding is possible on western Washington rivers beginning Tuesday night or Wednesday, according to a hydrological outlook posted by the National Weather Service early today. Here's the outlook:

AN EPISODE OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION AND MILD TEMPERATURES WILL
DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY...WITH
FLOODING POSSIBLE ON SOME WESTERN WASHINGTON RIVERS.

THE FLOOD-PRONE RIVERS THAT FLOW OFF THE WEST SLOPES OF THE
CASCADES FACE THE GREATEST THREAT OF FLOODING IN THIS SITUATION.
THAT INCLUDES BUT IS NOT NECESSARILY LIMITED TO THE NOOKSACK...
SKAGIT...STILLAGUAMISH...SKYKOMISH...SNOQUALMIE...TOLT...AND
SNOHOMISH RIVERS. IT ALSO INCLUDES THE REACH OF THE PUYALLUP NEAR
ORTING...THE DESCHUTES...CARBON...AND COWLITZ RIVER ABOVE RIFFE
LAKE.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE 36-HOUR PERIOD FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING WILL LIKELY BE 3 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE
CASCADES...AND THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE AROUND 6000 FT DURING MOST
OF THAT PERIOD.

THE RIVERS FLOWING OFF THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS AND THE CHEHALIS
BASIN RIVERS ALSO FACE SOME THREAT OF FLOODING.

IF FLOODING DOES OCCUR...IT WILL PROBABLY BEGIN LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
OR WEDNESDAY.

IF YOU LIVE IN A RIVER FLOOD PLAIN...YOU SHOULD MONITOR WEATHER
AND RIVER FORECASTS AND PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF FLOODING.



 

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