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FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
848 PM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...

  SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.

.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 1

ABOUT 1 TO 2.75 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE OLYMPIC
MOUNTAINS...WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ALONG THE SOUTHEAST
SLOPES IN THE VICINITY OF THE SKOKOMISH RIVER BASIN. LIGHTER AMOUNTS
OF RAIN WILL FALL TONIGHT AN FRIDAY MORNING...BUT THIS SHOULD BE
ENOUGH TO CAUSE MINOR FLOODING ON THE SKOKOMISH RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE CARS...VANS...OR TRUCKS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. THIS IS
THE CAUSE OF MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS IN WASHINGTON. BE ALERT FOR
RAPID CHANGES AND MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL MEDIA.

&&

WAC045-311248-
/O.NEW.KSEW.FL.W.0036.141031T0956Z-141101T0325Z/
/SRPW1.1.ER.141031T0956Z.141031T1200Z.141031T1825Z.NO/
848 PM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO FRIDAY EVENING.
* AT  8:30 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 3 AM FRIDAY
  AND CREST NEAR 16.8 FEET AROUND 5 AM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL
  BELOW FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY MIDDAY.
* IMPACT...AT 16.5 FEET...THE SKOKOMISH RIVER WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
  FLOODING OF PASTURE LANDS...WITH WATER FLOWING QUICKLY OVER WEST
  BOURGAULT ROAD AND SKOKOMISH VALLEY ROAD.

&&

LAT...LON 4744 12326 4733 12321 4736 12317 4733 12308 4721 12321
      4738 12340

$$

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