RAW Weather Service Message:
* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
* WHERE…A portion of northwest Washington, including the following county, Mason.
* WHEN…From Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations, including the Skokomish River.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – A storm system will move into the area Thursday night bringing moderate to heavy rain through Saturday morning. Three to five inches of rain are expected over the southwest Olympics with snow levels in the 7000 to 8000 feet range. This will likely drive the Skokomish River above flood stage. – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood for more information.
Speaking of which: When y’all see the Wx forecast and you see that “20%” or “90%”, that doesn’t mean that there is a 20% chance of rain. That means that 20% of the forecast area WILL get rain. Or 50% of the forecast area WILL get rain. Now ya know.
Of course, we expect this after it’s rained a bit around here. And there is the real possibility of early snow this year. Stay tuned. Stay Alert. Stay Alive. Stay Safe.