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Flood Warning
Issued: 10:41 PM PDT Oct. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Cowlitz river at Packwood
* from late tonight to Sunday afternoon.
* At 10:00 PM Saturday the stage was 4.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 5 am Sunday
and crest near 10.8 feet around 5 am Sunday. The river will fall
below flood stage Sunday morning.
* Impact... at 10.5 feet, the Cowlitz river will cause minor flooding
from the upper reaches of the river downstream through Packwood...
covering several roads along the river and nearby pasture lands.


Lat... Lon 4664 12146 4653 12160 4646 12173 4660 12182 4667 12173
      4674 12164

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.






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:43 PM PDT Oct. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Sunday night...

The Flood Watch continues 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, Snohomish,
and Thurston.

* Through late Sunday night

* heavy rain is forecast to fall beginning this afternoon and
continuing through Sunday morning. The period of heaviest rain
will be tonight into early Sunday morning with the focus of
rainfall in the Cascades from about Stevens Pass southward.
Less rain is forecast for the north Cascades and Olympics.
There is still a chance the heavy rain could spread to the
northern Cascades and Olympics. The Flood Watch remains in
effect for all counties in western Washington with the
exception of island and San Juan counties.

* Minor flooding is forecast on most rivers flowing out of the
Cascades from the Skykomish river southward, with a few rivers
cresting in the moderate flood category. Other rivers in the
area could also flood. In addition, urban and small stream
flooding is possible beginning tonight.

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.



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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:43 PM PDT Oct. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Sunday night...

The Flood Watch continues 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, Snohomish,
and Thurston.

* Through late Sunday night

* heavy rain is forecast to fall beginning this afternoon and
continuing through Sunday morning. The period of heaviest rain
will be tonight into early Sunday morning with the focus of
rainfall in the Cascades from about Stevens Pass southward.
Less rain is forecast for the north Cascades and Olympics.
There is still a chance the heavy rain could spread to the
northern Cascades and Olympics. The Flood Watch remains in
effect for all counties in western Washington with the
exception of island and San Juan counties.

* Minor flooding is forecast on most rivers flowing out of the
Cascades from the Skykomish river southward, with a few rivers
cresting in the moderate flood category. Other rivers in the
area could also flood. In addition, urban and small stream
flooding is possible beginning tonight.

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.



Www.Weather.Gov/Seattle


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