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Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:39 PM PDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Sunday morning...
... Flood Watch now in effect from Saturday afternoon through late
Sunday night...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of west central Washington,
including the following County, burn scar area of eastern of
Pierce.


* From Saturday morning through Sunday morning

* heavy rain is forecast to fall Saturday afternoon through Sunday
afternoon. The period of heaviest rain will be Saturday night
with the focus of rainfall in the Cascades from about Stevens
Pass southward, including the burn scar area of the Norse Peak
fire. Rainfall storm totals over the burn scar of 2 1/2 to 3
1/2 inches are possible with rainfall rates of up to one third
to one half an inch per hour late Saturday night.

* Higher than normal runoff, excess debris, and debris flows will
be possible in and immediately below the burn areas, especially
near sr 410, the vicinity of goat creek, and the valley below
Crystal Mountain.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.


The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of west central Washington, including the following
County, Pierce.

* From Saturday afternoon through late Sunday night

* heavy rain is forecast to fall Saturday afternoon through
Sunday afternoon. The period of heaviest rain will be Saturday
night with the focus of rainfall in the Cascades from about
Stevens Pass southward. Less rain is forecast for the north
Cascades and Olympics. There is still a chance the heavy rain
could spread to the northern Cascades and Olympics. The Flood
Watch remains in effect for all counties in western Washington
with the exception of island and San Juan counties.

* Minor flooding is forecast on most rivers flowing out of the
Cascades from the Skykomish river southward, with a few rivers
cresting in the moderate flood category. Other rivers in the
area could also flood. In addition, urban and small stream
flooding is possible beginning Saturday night.

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.






Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:39 PM PDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Sunday morning...
... Flood Watch now in effect from Saturday afternoon through late
Sunday night...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of west central Washington,
including the following County, burn scar area of eastern of
Pierce.


* From Saturday morning through Sunday morning

* heavy rain is forecast to fall Saturday afternoon through Sunday
afternoon. The period of heaviest rain will be Saturday night
with the focus of rainfall in the Cascades from about Stevens
Pass southward, including the burn scar area of the Norse Peak
fire. Rainfall storm totals over the burn scar of 2 1/2 to 3
1/2 inches are possible with rainfall rates of up to one third
to one half an inch per hour late Saturday night.

* Higher than normal runoff, excess debris, and debris flows will
be possible in and immediately below the burn areas, especially
near sr 410, the vicinity of goat creek, and the valley below
Crystal Mountain.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.


The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of west central Washington, including the following
County, Pierce.

* From Saturday afternoon through late Sunday night

* heavy rain is forecast to fall Saturday afternoon through
Sunday afternoon. The period of heaviest rain will be Saturday
night with the focus of rainfall in the Cascades from about
Stevens Pass southward. Less rain is forecast for the north
Cascades and Olympics. There is still a chance the heavy rain
could spread to the northern Cascades and Olympics. The Flood
Watch remains in effect for all counties in western Washington
with the exception of island and San Juan counties.

* Minor flooding is forecast on most rivers flowing out of the
Cascades from the Skykomish river southward, with a few rivers
cresting in the moderate flood category. Other rivers in the
area could also flood. In addition, urban and small stream
flooding is possible beginning Saturday night.

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.