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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:28 AM PST Dec. 10, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of northwest Washington, including
the following County, Mason.

* From Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

* Expected heavy rain over the Olympics Tuesday will drive up
rivers on the peninsula, likely pushing the Skokomish River
above flood stage Tuesday evening.

The weather pattern over our area has set up to allow storm
after storm to pass through. Up to 1.5 inches of rain yesterday
has brought the Skokomish River up to 15 feet. The expected
rain with tuesday's storm is 2.5 to over 4 inches. While the
snow level will be moderately low, it will be high enough for
the storm runoff to cause flooding.

* With this weather pattern projected to last over a week with
   successive storms along the way, could mean that once the
   Skokomish River GOES above flood stage, it may stay above
   flood stage for over a week.


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. In addition, they
should prepare for the possibility of an extended period of time
with roads closed due to flooding.



Www.Weather.Gov/Seattle



Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:28 AM PST Dec. 10, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of northwest Washington, including
the following County, Mason.

* From Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

* Expected heavy rain over the Olympics Tuesday will drive up
rivers on the peninsula, likely pushing the Skokomish River
above flood stage Tuesday evening.

The weather pattern over our area has set up to allow storm
after storm to pass through. Up to 1.5 inches of rain yesterday
has brought the Skokomish River up to 15 feet. The expected
rain with tuesday's storm is 2.5 to over 4 inches. While the
snow level will be moderately low, it will be high enough for
the storm runoff to cause flooding.

* With this weather pattern projected to last over a week with
   successive storms along the way, could mean that once the
   Skokomish River GOES above flood stage, it may stay above
   flood stage for over a week.


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. In addition, they
should prepare for the possibility of an extended period of time
with roads closed due to flooding.



Www.Weather.Gov/Seattle



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