Hood Canal Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning
Statement as of 2:53 PM PST en Noviembre 27, 2014

The Flood Warning continues for the Skokomish River near Potlatch * until Saturday afternoon. * At 2:30 PM Thursday the stage was 16.9 feet. * Flood stage is 16.5 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river will continue to rise and crest near 17.2 feet around 10 am Friday. The river will fall below flood stage Saturday morning. * 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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Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:05 PM PST en Noviembre 27, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Washington...including the following counties...Skagit...Whatcom...King...Lewis...Mason...Pierce... Snohomish...Thurston....

* through Friday afternoon

* heavy rain is expected to redevelop tonight as a cold front over British Columbia moves south across western Washington. Strong southwest flow aloft ahead of and with the front will produce heavy orographic rainfall over the Olympics and Cascades. An additional 2 to 3 inches of rain may fall over the north Cascades from the Snohomish basin northward in the next 24 hours ending Friday afternoon. The Cascades south of the Snohomish basin as well as the Olympics may receive an additional 1 to 2 inches. The snow level will be around 6000 feet to 6500 feet tonight...lowering to around 2500 feet over the far north Cascades Friday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not occurring. Monitor the weather and be ready to act quickly if flooding is observed or flood warnings are issued.

Special Statement
Statement as of 3:28 PM PST en Noviembre 27, 2014

...Warm and wet weather will give way to much colder conditions and possible lowland snow late Friday night into Saturday... ...Cold and windy conditions are expected to develop over the north interior late Friday night into Saturday...

Big changes in the weather will begin to take place on Friday morning as a strong cold front moves south across the region. This front will be accompanied by locally heavy rainfall and windy conditions. Temperatures will start off mild in the early morning hours...in the lower 50s in most areas...but will fall through the 40s during the afternoon hours and into the 30s Friday evening.

A Puget Sound convergence zone is expected to form Friday evening. With temperatures cooling into the lower to mid 30s later Friday night...some of the convergence zone precipitation may fall as snow. This will affect mainly Snohomish County and north King County.

Then a modified Arctic front will move south across the interior lowlands late Friday night into early Saturday...generating a more widespread light snow. Modified Arctic air will also flow west through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Snow levels will fall below 1000 feet Friday night and to near sea level Saturday morning. It is too early to tell how much snow will fall over the interior lowlands or along the Strait of Juan de Fuca late Friday night or Saturday morning. Most areas will likely see light snowfall amounts...mainly less than an inch...but some weather forecast models show up to a few inches in the interior from Seattle into the northern interior...and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Windy conditions will develop late Friday night into Saturday over the San Juan Islands...and coastal portions of Whatcom and Skagit County. These areas may see northeast winds flowing out of the Fraser River valley increase to 20 to 40 mph with gusts to 50 to 55 mph. The windy conditions will be accompanied by temperatures in the 20s...which would put wind chill values into the teens.

Stay tuned to the latest updates from the National Weather Service in Seattle.

Record Report
Statement as of 12:28 am PST on November 27, 2014