NowCast ZoneCast Warnings/Advisories Hourly Track Special
Yakima, Washington, United States  Lat: 46.59N, Lon: 120.53W
Wx Zone: WAZ027
Warnings, Watches and Advisories:
 

FLOOD WARNING

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 5
HEAVY SHOWERS OVER THE SOUTH SLOPES OF THE OLYMPICS LATE WEDNESDAY
INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING HAS KEPT THE SKOKOMISH RUNNING
HIGH. THE SKOKOMISH WILL RECEDE THIS MORNING DROPPING BELOW FLOOD
STAGE THIS AFTERNOON.
...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL THIS EVENING...
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* UNTIL THIS EVENING.
* AT  3:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.2 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED AT 17.2 FEET AT 12 PM WEDNESDAY AND
WILL FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 16.5 FEET...THE SKOKOMISH RIVER WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
FLOODING OF PASTURE LANDS...WITH WATER FLOWING QUICKLY OVER WEST
BOURGAULT ROAD AND SKOKOMISH VALLEY ROAD.
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...WET AND WINDY THROUGH THE WEEKEND FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND
NORTHWEST OREGON...
A MOIST AND SLOW-MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM IS BRINGING WIDESPREAD
HEAVY RAIN TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TODAY. THE
BAND OF HEAVIEST RAIN WILL SLOWLY SHIFT SOUTHEAST THROUGH THIS
EVENING...BEFORE BECOMING CONFINED TO THE LANE COUNTY CASCADES
OVERNIGHT. EXPECT NUMEROUS POST-FRONTAL SHOWERS TO CONTINUE
ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY.
STORM TOTAL RAINFALL TOTALS UPWARDS OF 1.5 TO 2.5 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED IN THE INLAND VALLEYS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. COASTAL
LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN...AND 3 TO
6 INCHES OF RAIN ARE FORECAST FOR MOST OF THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES.
MINOR URBAN FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DUE TO AUTUMN LEAVES CLOGGING
STORM DRAINS. ADDITIONALLY...THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF MINOR
FLOODING ON A COUPLE OF FAST RESPONDING SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS
DUE TO THE HEAVY RAIN. BURN SCAR AREAS FROM RECENT WILDFIRES IN
THE CASCADES MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO DEBRIS FLOWS OR MUDSLIDES. ALL
OF THIS WILL BE MONITORED CLOSELY OVER THE COMING DAYS.
AFTER A LULL ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY...ANOTHER STRONG
SYSTEM MAY AFFECT PART OF THE AREA LATER FRIDAY INTO THIS
WEEKEND. DETAILS ON THIS SYSTEM ARE STILL UNCERTAIN...BUT IT
APPEARS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON ARE IN FOR
ANOTHER PERIOD OF WET AND WINDY WEATHER.