[nfbwatlk] Fwd: FLOOD WATCH

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Fri Jan 14 16:16:15 UTC 2011

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> Date: January 14, 2011 5:05:02 PST
> To: k7uij at panix.com
> Subject: FLOOD WATCH

> Be careful folks.   The following is a NWS Notice
> The National Weather Service in Seattle has Issued A
> * Flood watch for Portions of Western washington, Including The
> Following Counties, Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson 
> Skagit, Whatcom, King, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish 
> Thurston.
> * from Friday Morning Through Sunday Afternoon.
> * A Series of Warm and Wet Weather Systems will Give Periods Of
> Locally Heavy Rain. Systems are Fast Moving, but Each One
> will be Tapped to Tropical Moisture Originating from the Central
> Pacific. Each System will Likely Produce 1 to 3 Inch Rainfall
> Amounts in the Mountains. Freezing Levels will Also Rise to
> 8000 Feet Friday and to around 9000 Feet by Sunday.
> * All Rivers will See Rises Beginning Friday. The First River That
> will See the Potential of Flooding on Friday will be The
> Skokomish River in Mason County. Portions of the Lower Chehalis
> River Could Approach Flood Stage Friday Night. After the Passage
> of the System on Saturday, More Rivers May Approach Flood
> Stage. Since the Systems will be Accompanied by Breaks in The
> Precipitation, It Appears That Most Flooding, if It
> Occurs, will be Minor.
> 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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> Section Manager: James D Pace, K7CEX
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