797  
WGUS46 KSEW 111636  
FLWSEW  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
836 AM PST TUE DEC 11 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING  
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON...  
 
SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY.  
 
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 1  
 
HEAVY RAIN IS OCCURRING OVER THE REGION, INCLUDING THE OLYMPICS AND  
THIS IS DRIVING AREA RIVERS UP. THE HEAVY RAIN TODAY WILL DRIVE THE  
SKOKOMISH RIVER ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATER TODAY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
DO NOT DRIVE CARS...VANS...OR TRUCKS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS...THIS IS  
THE CAUSE OF MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS IN WASHINGTON. BE ALERT FOR  
RAPID CHANGES AND MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER  
RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL MEDIA.  
 

 
 
WAC045-120136-  
/O.NEW.KSEW.FL.W.0081.181211T2141Z-181213T0600Z/  
/SRPW1.1.ER.181211T2141Z.181212T0000Z.181212T2100Z.NR/  
836 AM PST TUE DEC 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH  
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
* AT 7:30 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.1 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 2 PM  
TUESDAY AND CREST NEAR 17.3 FEET AROUND 4 PM TUESDAY. THE RIVER  
WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE WEDNESDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.  
* 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. THE EVACUATION ROUTE WILL  
BE OPENED TO THE WEST END OF THE SKOKOMISH VALLEY ROAD.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4744 12326 4733 12321 4736 12317 4733 12308 4721 12321  
4738 12340  
 

 
 
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