West Slopes South Central Cascades and Passes Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:04 PM PST on December 20, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect through late Sunday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Washington...including the following counties...Grays Harbor...Clallam...Jefferson...King...Lewis... Mason...Pierce...Snohomish...and Thurston.

* Through late Sunday night.

* Snow levels are expected to rise into the 6000 to 7000 foot range this evening before lowering into the 4500 to 5500 foot range early Sunday. In the 24 hour period ending at 4 PM PST Sunday...1 to 3 inches of rain...locally higher on Mount Rainier...is forecast to fall on the mountains.

* Additional heavy rain at times overnight through Sunday could lead to flooding on some rivers...especially the more flood prone rivers...such as the skokomish.

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.


Record Report
Statement as of 05:21 PM PST on December 20, 2014

...Record daily maximum rainfall set at Hoquiam WA Airport...

A record rainfall of 1.78 inch(es) was set at Hoquiam WA Airport today. This breaks the old record of 1.38 set in 1974.