Hood Canal Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:22 AM PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from this evening through
Wednesday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of northwest Washington... including the following
counties... Clallam... Grays Harbor... Jefferson... Mason and

* From this evening through Wednesday evening

* heavy rainfall is expected along the southwest slopes of the
Olympics and the Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit counties tonight
and Wednesday. The Skokomish River in Mason County is most
likely river to flood in this pattern. Other rivers coming off
the Olympics including, but not limited to the Satsop and Elwha, could
also reach flood stage. The Nooksack river in Whatcom County has
the best chance to reach flood stage out of the rivers that flow
off of the north Cascades.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.


Small Craft Advisory
Issued: 2:52 AM PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Small Craft Advisory now in effect from 6 am this morning to
4 PM PST Wednesday...

* winds... south 15 to 25 knots.

* Waves... wind waves 2 to 4 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots are
expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels
should avoid navigating in these conditions.