Flood Watch Thurs–Fri 05-06 Sept 2013

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
227 PM PDT WED SEP 4 2013

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CLALLAM-GRAYS HARBOR-ISLAND-JEFFERSON-KING-KITSAP-LEWIS-MASON-
PIERCE-SAN JUAN-SKAGIT-SNOHOMISH-THURSTON-WHATCOM-
227 PM PDT WED SEP 4 2013

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR MUCH OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING COUNTIES...GRAYS HARBOR...CLALLAM...ISLAND...
  JEFFERSON...SAN JUAN...SKAGIT...WHATCOM...KING...KITSAP...
  LEWIS...MASON...PIERCE...SNOHOMISH...AND THURSTON.

* FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

* SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS ANTICIPATED THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  FRIDAY...WITH THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FROM THE OLYMPIC
  RANGE EASTWARD. POTENTIALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCAL
  AMOUNTS UP TO 4 INCHES IN THE CASCADES...COULD FALL DURING THIS
  PERIOD. IN ADDITION...THUNDERSTORMS ON THURSDAY COULD PRODUCE
  RAIN RATES OF AN INCH IN ONE HOUR OR LESS.

* THE POTENTIALLY EXCESSIVE RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO URBAN AND SMALL
  STREAM FLOODING. A SHORT PERIOD OF INTENSE RAINFALL ON THURSDAY
  COULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING AND OVERWHELM STORM DRAINS...LEADING
  TO FLOODED ROADS. MUD OR ROCK SLIDES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN STEEP
  MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA RIVERS BUT
  FLOODING IS UNLIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING BUT
FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE READY TO ACT
QUICKLY IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

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