Tacoma Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:40 AM PST en Diciembre 21, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of western Washington...including the following counties...Lewis...Pierce...Thurston.

* Through late tonight

* heavy rain fell over the central Cascades overnight from Mount Rainier southward. Rainfall totals in the past 12 hours range from 2 to nearly 4 inches. The rain will taper off significantly this morning. Rivers flowing off of the Cascades from Mount Rainier southward are rising quickly this morning. At this time the river with the greatest threat of minor flooding is the Cowlitz.

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 12:32 am PST on December 21, 2014

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

Record rainfall of 1.88 inches was set at Hoquiam WA Airport on Dec 20th. This breaks the old record of 1.38 set in 1974.