Flood warnings-be prepared.


Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES... GRAYS HARBOR...CLALLAM...JEFFERSON...SKAGIT...
WHATCOM...KING...KITSAP...LEWIS...MASON...PIERCE...SNOHOMISH...
THURSTON.

* FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

* THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF FRONTS THAT WILL AFFECT THE REGION INTO
WEDNESDAY IS PUSHING ONSHORE. SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT AROUND
4000 FEET THEN RISE TO OVER 6000 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. THIS FRONT
IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

A SECOND...STRONGER FRONT THAT HAS ENTRAINED TROPICAL MOISTURE
WILL RAISE THE FREEZING LEVELS TO AROUND 10000 FEET AND SPREAD
HEAVIER RAIN ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THE
COMBINATION OF A STRONG WESTERLY WIND IN THE MID LEVELS OF THE
ATMOSPHERE AND ABUNDANT MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE VERY
HEAVY RAIN ALONG THE WEST SLOPES OF THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO
RANGE FROM 3 TO 7 INCHES AND MAY LOCALLY EXCEED 10 INCHES.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
THE CURRENT FORECASTS. RESIDENTS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE AWARE
OF THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL THAT COULD LEAD TO
FLOODING AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

MONITOR FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE
FOR UPDATES ON THIS EVENT.

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