Areal Flood – Watch – Washington State


From Mon, Dec 26, 10:22 PM PST To Wed, Dec 28, 4:30 PM PST

Summary

.Rain, heavy at times, through today. Ground conditions are already saturated from previous storms. The additional rain today could push some rivers to flood stage by this evening and into Wednesday morning.

What

Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

Where

Portions of northwest and west central Washington, including the following counties, in northwest Washington, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom. In west central Washington, King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston.

When

Through Wednesday morning.

Impacts

Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – The culmination of weekend snow and ice melt, as well as rains Monday and today will allow for rivers to continue to rise into early Wednesday, keeping the threat for river flooding in place. – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

Tips

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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