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

WIND ADVISORY

...STRONG WINDS THIS EVENING AND SATURDAY...
A PAIR OF WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL PROMOTE STRONG GUSTY SOUTHWEST
WINDS WINDS ACROSS THE EASTERN COLUMBIA BASIN THROUGH THIS
EVENING...AND THEN STRONG GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS DOWN THE OKANOGAN
VALLEY AND OVER THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
* TIMING...NOW THROUGH THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL DECREASE LATE
TONIGHT.
* IMPACTS...LOCALLY STRONG WIND GUSTS COULD BREAK SMALL TREE
BRANCHES AND MOVE UNANCHORED OBJECTS. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES
WILL BE POSSIBLE. CONTROLLING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES MAY BE
DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED HIGHWAYS
INCLUDING 195 AND 95.

WIND ADVISORY

...STRONG WINDS THIS EVENING AND SATURDAY...
A PAIR OF WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL PROMOTE STRONG GUSTY SOUTHWEST
WINDS WINDS ACROSS THE EASTERN COLUMBIA BASIN THROUGH THIS
EVENING...AND THEN STRONG GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS DOWN THE OKANOGAN
VALLEY AND OVER THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 PM PST
SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 PM PST
SATURDAY.
* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.
* TIMING...NORTH WINDS WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING AND BECOME STRONG
OVERNIGHT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE SATURDAY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...LOCALLY STRONG WIND GUSTS COULD BREAK TREE BRANCHES
AND MOVE UNANCHORED OBJECTS. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES WILL BE
POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION TEMPERATURES WILL RAPIDLY FALL WITH THIS
COLD FRONT AND WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY WILL BE DANGEROUSLY LOW.

FLOOD WARNING

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 32
NORTH WEST REGION
THE SKOKOMISH RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR ITS CREST FOR A FEW HOURS FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...THEN FALL FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.
...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* UNTIL LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.
* AT  1:45 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED AT 17.4 FEET AT 12 PM FRIDAY AND WILL
CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY EVENING.
* 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.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY FOR THE
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SKAGIT RIVER NEAR MT. VERNON AFFECTING SKAGIT COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 31
AFTER WATCHING THE SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE RISE WELL ABOVE THE
MODERATE STAGE...IT SEEMS CLEAR THE SKAGIT NEAR MOUNT VERNON WILL ALSO
CREST ABOVE THE MODERATE STAGE AROUND SATURDAY MORNING.
...FORECAST FLOODING INCREASED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY...
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE SKAGIT RIVER NEAR MT. VERNON
* UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING.
* AT 12:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 28.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 31.5 FEET
AROUND 10 AM SATURDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE
SATURDAY NIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 30.0 FEET...THE SKAGIT RIVER WILL FLOOD FROM SEDRO
WOOLLEY DOWNSTREAM THROUGH MOUNT VERNON TO THE MOUTH. FLOOD WATERS
WILL INUNDATE SOME LOW-LYING ROADS...FARMLANDS AND RESIDENTIAL
AREAS. THIS LEVEL FOR THIS LOCATION ON THE SKAGIT CORRESPONDS TO A
PHASE 1 FLOOD IN THE SKAGIT COUNTY FLOOD SYSTEM.
&&

WIND ADVISORY

...VERY WINDY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER PORTIONS OF THE YAKIMA
VALLEY AND THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON...
.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING VERY WINDY CONDITIONS TO PORTIONS
OF SOUTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING.
* TIMING: VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR
BETWEEN 4 PM AND 8 PM.
* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH GUSTING TO 45 TO 50 MPH.
* IMPACTS: SUDDEN WIND GUSTS AND STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL MAKE
TRAVELING DIFFICULT. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY SUDDENLY BECOME
AIRBORNE...INCLUDING HOLIDAY DECORATIONS.

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
TOLT RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 30
HEAVY RAIN IN THE CASCADES WILL DRIVE THE TOLT AND SNOQUALMIE RIVERS
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BE MINOR.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE TOLT RIVER NEAR CARNATION
* UNTIL LATE TONIGHT.
* AT 10:15 AM FRIDAY THE FLOW WAS 4350 CFS.
* FLOOD FLOW IS 5000 CFS.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD FLOW AROUND 1 PM FRIDAY
AND CREST NEAR 5627 CFS AROUND 4 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL
BELOW FLOOD FLOW THIS EVENING.
* IMPACT...AT 5000 CFS...THE TOLT RIVER WILL FLOOD TOLT RIVER RD NE
AND MANY DRIVEWAYS. SOME HOMES IN THE SAN SOUCI AREA COULD BE
INACCESSIBLE DUE TO DEEP AND QUICK FLOOD WATERS. THIS RIVER LEVEL
ON THE TOLT CORRESPONDS TO A PHASE 3 FLOOD IN THE KING COUNTY FLOOD
SYSTEM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
TOLT RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 30
HEAVY RAIN IN THE CASCADES WILL DRIVE THE TOLT AND SNOQUALMIE RIVERS
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BE MINOR.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS
* FROM THIS EVENING TO SATURDAY MORNING.
* AT 10:30 AM FRIDAY THE FLOW WAS 15835 CFS.
* FLOOD FLOW IS 20000 CFS.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD FLOW AROUND 6 PM FRIDAY
AND CREST NEAR 21231 CFS AROUND 10 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL
BELOW FLOOD FLOW TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 20000 CFS...THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
FLOODING OF PASTURE LANDS AND ROADS ALONG THE RIVER FROM THE TOWN
OF SNOQUALMIE DOWNSTREAM THROUGH FALL CITY. ROADS THAT MAY BECOME
FLOODED INCLUDE FALL CITY-CARNATION...TOLT HILL...AND NOVELTY FLATS
ROADS. THIS RIVER LEVEL ON THE SNOQUALMIE CORRESPONDS ROUGHLY TO A
PHASE 3 FLOOD IN THE KING COUNTY FLOOD SYSTEM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
TOLT RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 30
HEAVY RAIN IN THE CASCADES WILL DRIVE THE TOLT AND SNOQUALMIE RIVERS
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BE MINOR.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION
* FROM THIS EVENING TO LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.
* AT 10:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 52.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 54.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 7 PM FRIDAY
AND CREST NEAR 55.6 FEET AROUND 4 AM SATURDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL
BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 54.0 FEET...THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER WILL FLOOD MUCH OF THE
FARM LAND AND SEVERAL ROADS FROM FALL CITY DOWNSTREAM THROUGH
CARNATION AND DUVALL.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
NOOKSACK RIVER AT NORTH CEDARVILLE AFFECTING WHATCOM COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 29
MINOR FLOODING WILL OCCUR ON THE NOOKSACK RIVER AT NORTH CEDARVILLE
TODAY. THE FORECAST CALLS FOR THE CREST TO SMOOTH SOMEWHAT AS IT
TRAVELS DOWNSTREAM SO THAT THE RIVER CRESTS JUST BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT
FERNDALE.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE NOOKSACK RIVER AT NORTH CEDARVILLE
* UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING.
* AT 10:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 146.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 146.5 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 147.0
FEET AROUND 4 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE
TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 146.5 FEET...THE NOOKSACK RIVER WILL CAUSE SHALLOW
FLOODING OF LOW PASTURE LANDS ALONG THE RIVER DOWNSTREAM THROUGH
LYNDEN.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SNOHOMISH RIVER NEAR MONROE AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
SNOHOMISH RIVER AT SNOHOMISH AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY FOR THE
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SKYKOMISH RIVER NEAR GOLD BAR AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 28
HEAVY RAIN IN THE CASCADES IS DRIVING THE SKYKOMISH RIVER TO MAJOR FLOOD
STAGE. THE CREST WILL MOVE DOWNSTREAM AND CAUSE MAJOR FLOODING ON THE
SNOHOMISH RIVER NEAR MONROE AND MODERATE FLOODING ON THE SNOHOMISH
RIVER AT SNOHOMISH.
...FORECAST FLOODING INCREASED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY...
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE SKYKOMISH RIVER NEAR GOLD BAR
* UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT  9:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 19.0 FEET
AROUND 4 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 17.0 FEET...THE SKYKOMISH RIVER WILL CAUSE FLOODING FROM
NEAR INDEX DOWNSTREAM THROUGH SULTAN TO THE SNOQUALMIE.  FLOOD
WATERS WILL COVER NUMEROUS ROADS...INCLUDING BEN HOWARD RD...
INDEX-GALENA RD AND TUALCO LOOP RD.  FLOODING IN THE TOWN OF SULTAN
WILL BEGIN.  A STAGE OF 17 FEET ON THE SKYKOMISH RIVER CORRESPONDS
TO A PHASE 3 IN THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY FLOOD PROGRAM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SNOHOMISH RIVER NEAR MONROE AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
SNOHOMISH RIVER AT SNOHOMISH AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY FOR THE
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SKYKOMISH RIVER NEAR GOLD BAR AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 28
HEAVY RAIN IN THE CASCADES IS DRIVING THE SKYKOMISH RIVER TO MAJOR FLOOD
STAGE. THE CREST WILL MOVE DOWNSTREAM AND CAUSE MAJOR FLOODING ON THE
SNOHOMISH RIVER NEAR MONROE AND MODERATE FLOODING ON THE SNOHOMISH
RIVER AT SNOHOMISH.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE SNOHOMISH RIVER NEAR MONROE
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT  9:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 1 PM FRIDAY
AND CREST NEAR 17.2 FEET AROUND 10 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL
BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 16.0 FEET...THE SNOHOMISH RIVER WILL FLOOD SEVERAL ROADS
AND MUCH OF THE LOW PASTURE LAND IN THE RIVER VALLEY.  A STAGE OF
16 FEET AT THIS LOCATION CORRESPONDS TO PHASE 2 IN THE SNOHOMISH
COUNTY FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SNOHOMISH RIVER NEAR MONROE AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
SNOHOMISH RIVER AT SNOHOMISH AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY FOR THE
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SKYKOMISH RIVER NEAR GOLD BAR AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 28
HEAVY RAIN IN THE CASCADES IS DRIVING THE SKYKOMISH RIVER TO MAJOR FLOOD
STAGE. THE CREST WILL MOVE DOWNSTREAM AND CAUSE MAJOR FLOODING ON THE
SNOHOMISH RIVER NEAR MONROE AND MODERATE FLOODING ON THE SNOHOMISH
RIVER AT SNOHOMISH.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE SNOHOMISH RIVER AT SNOHOMISH
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.
* AT 10:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 24.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 25.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND NOON FRIDAY
AND CREST NEAR 27.6 FEET AROUND 10 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL
BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 25.0 FEET...THE SNOHOMISH RIVER WILL CAUSE MINOR
FLOODING OF LOWLANDS NOT PROTECTED BY LEVEES AND ON THE OLD
SNOHOMISH-MONROE HIGHWAY.  A STAGE OF 25 FEET ON THE SNOHOMISH
RIVER CORRESPONDS TO A PHASE 2 IN THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY FLOOD
PROGRAM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
NORTH FORK STILLAGUAMISH RIVER NEAR ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH
COUNTY.
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 27
HEAVY RAIN OVER THE STILLAGUAMISH BASIN WILL DRIVE THE RIVER ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE...BOTH ON THE NORTH FORK AND THE MAIN STEM NEAR ARLINGTON.
FLOODING IS LIKELY TO BE MINOR.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE NORTH FORK STILLAGUAMISH RIVER NEAR ARLINGTON
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO LATE TONIGHT.
* AT  9:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 4 PM FRIDAY
AND CREST NEAR 13.0 FEET AROUND 4 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL
BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 13.0 FEET...THE NORTH FORK STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL
CAUSE FLOODING OF OSO LOOP ROAD AND CAUSE MINOR RIVERBANK EROSION.
A STAGE OF 13 FEET CORRESPONDS TO PHASE 2 IN THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY
FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
NORTH FORK STILLAGUAMISH RIVER NEAR ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH
COUNTY.
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 27
HEAVY RAIN OVER THE STILLAGUAMISH BASIN WILL DRIVE THE RIVER ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE...BOTH ON THE NORTH FORK AND THE MAIN STEM NEAR ARLINGTON.
FLOODING IS LIKELY TO BE MINOR.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON
* UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING.
* AT  9:09 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 14.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 11 AM
FRIDAY AND CREST NEAR 16.7 FEET AROUND 4 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL
FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET...THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL LOCALLY SPILL
OVER ITS BANKS.  MINOR FLOODING AROUND SILVANA WILL OCCUR...
INCLUDING OVER PIONEER HIGHWAY.  A STAGE OF 14 FEET ON THE
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER CORRESPONDS ROUGHLY TO PHASE 2 IN THE SNOHOMISH
COUNTY FLOOD PROGRAM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY FOR THE
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE AFFECTING SKAGIT COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 25
THE SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE IS NOW FORECAST TO HAVE MODERATE
FLOODING. CONTINUED HEAVY RAIN IN THE SKAGIT BASIN WILL DRIVE THE RIVER
HIGHER. THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS OPERATING THE DAMS ON THE
SKAGIT AND BAKER RIVERS AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THE RIVER FROM
EXPERIENCING MAJOR FLOODING. HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST TO END BY NOON
TODAY.
...FORECAST FLOODING INCREASED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY...
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE
* UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT  7:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 29.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 31.9 FEET
AROUND 4 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY
MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 28.0 FEET...THE SKAGIT RIVER WILL FLOOD LOW AREAS AND
SECTIONS OF ROADS ALONG THE RIVER FROM ROCKPORT DOWNSTREAM TO SEDRO
WOOLLEY. THIS LEVEL FOR THIS LOCATION ON THE SKAGIT CORRESPONDS TO
A PHASE 1 FLOOD IN THE SKAGIT COUNTY FLOOD SYSTEM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...
SOUTH FORK NOOKSACK RIVER AT SAXON BRIDGE AFFECTING WHATCOM COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 24
HEAVY RAIN IN THE NORTH CASCADES...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE WEST SLOPES
OF MOUNT BAKER...WILL DRIVE THE SOUTH FORK NOOKSACK RIVER ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING. THE FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BE RELATIVELY
MINOR.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE SOUTH FORK NOOKSACK RIVER AT SAXON BRIDGE
* UNTIL THIS EVENING.
* AT  6:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 8 AM FRIDAY
AND CREST NEAR 8.2 FEET AROUND 10 AM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL
BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 8.0 FEET...THE NOOKSACK RIVER FLOODWATERS WILL INUNDATE
MUCH OF THE LOW FARM LANDS ALONG THE RIVER...WITH WATER OVER SOME
ROADWAYS...INCLUDING POTENTIALLY HIGHWAY 9 NORTH OF ACME.
&&

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...ANOTHER SURGE OF COLD AIR FOR THE WEEKEND...
ANOTHER ARCTIC COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
DURING THIS COMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THE COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
DROP SOUTHWARD OUT OF CANADA FRIDAY NIGHT AND MOVE THROUGH THE
FORECAST AREA ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGH TEMPERATURES ON
SATURDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE 30S...COOLING TO THE 20S AND LOW 30S ON
SUNDAY AND MONDAY. OVERNIGHT LOWS THIS WEEKEND WILL BE MOSTLY IN THE
TEENS...LOCALLY IN THE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE MOUNTAINS. THERE IS A
POSSIBILITY OF SOME LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT AS SNOW LEVELS DROP. THOSE TRAVELING THIS WEEKEND ARE URGED TO
KEEP AWARE OF THE LATEST FORECASTS AS THIS EVENT UNFOLDS.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...UNSEASONABLY MILD WEATHER TO GIVE WAY TO MUCH COLDER
TEMPERATURES AND POSSIBLE LOW ELEVATION SNOW BEGINNING TONIGHT...
WHILE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON HAVE BEEN
EXPERIENCING RECORD SETTING WARMTH FOR THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS...A
MAJOR CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN IS ON THE WAY. A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION FROM NORTH TO SOUTH TONIGHT.
WHILE SNOW LEVELS WILL INITIALLY BE HIGH...THEY WILL LOWER
DRAMATICALLY BEHIND THE FRONT. AS A RESULT...POST FRONTAL SHOWERS
MAY FALL AS A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW DOWN TO THE VALLEY FLOOR LATE
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY BEFORE THE PRECIPITATION ENDS BY SATURDAY NIGHT.
TRAVEL WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT THROUGH THE CASCADES AND
EVENTUALLY THE FOOTHILLS TONIGHT AS RAIN CHANGES TO SNOW AND STARTS
TO ACCUMULATE ON AREA ROADS. AN INITIAL BURST OF HEAVY SNOW IS
EXPECTED WITH THE COLD FRONT TONIGHT...THEN SNOW SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF SATURDAY. SEVERAL INCHES OF NEW SNOW ARE
POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS BY THE TIME SNOW TAPERS OFF SATURDAY NIGHT.
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL THEN DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT...WITH GUSTY EAST
WINDS CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY. AREAS IN AND AROUND THE WESTERN
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE MAY SEE WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 70 MPH AT TIMES
SUNDAY. THE EASTERLY FLOW WILL ALSO USHER IN A PERIOD OF MUCH COLDER
TEMPERATURES AS IT PULLS IN AIR FROM AN ARCTIC AIR MASS ON THE EAST
SIDE OF THE CASCADES.

FLOOD WATCH

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES... SKAGIT...KING...LEWIS...MASON...PIERCE...
SNOHOMISH...THURSTON.
* THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
* HEAVY RAIN WILL OVER ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY AS A
STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTH THROUGH THE AREA. THE FRONTAL BAND
WILL BRING 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE WEST SLOPES OF THE
CASCADES TODAY AS IT MOVES THROUGH. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE
AROUND 5000 TO 6500 FEET AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...FALLING
QUICKLY TO AROUND 2500 FEET IN ITS WAKE.
* MANY RIVERS FLOWING OFF THE WEST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES ARE
RUNNING HIGH...ESPECIALLY FROM KING COUNTY NORTHWARD. THE
ADDITIONAL RAIN TODAY COULD DRIVE SOME OF THEM ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE. WHERE FLOODING DOES OCCUR...IT IS EXPECTED TO BE
RELATIVELY MINOR.

HIGH WIND WATCH

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY INCLUDING THE
FRASER VALLEY FROM BELLINGHAM NORTHWARD...LUMMI ISLAND...THE
SAN JUAN ISLANDS ESPECIALLY THE NORTH PART...AND THE WESTERN
ISLANDS OF SKAGIT COUNTY.
* TIMING...NORTHEAST WINDS FLOWING OUT OF THE FRASER RIVER VALLEY
WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY
AFTERNOON.
* WIND...NORTHEAST 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 TO 55 MPH.
* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY CAUSE POWER OUTAGES...KNOCK DOWN
TREE BRANCHES AND POSSIBLY TOPPLE WEAK TREES. TEMPERATURES
WILL BE IN THE 20S WHICH WILL PUT WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE
TEENS.