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Flood Warning
Issued: 4:28 AM PDT Oct. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the White River at r street
* from this morning to late Tuesday night.
* At 3:45 am Sunday the flow was 3248 cfs.
* Flood flow is 5500 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood flow around 10 am Sunday
and crest near 6429 cfs around 5 PM Sunday. The river will fall
below flood flow Tuesday evening.
* Impact... at 6000 cfs, river flooding is likely to occur upstream of
the a street bridge in the city of Auburn. Flooding is likely to
occur in the city of Pacific near government canal and Butte Avenue
as well as high water along the temporary flood protection
barriers. This level roughly corresponds to the King County flood
phase 2.


Lat... Lon 4721 12214 4724 12219 4719 12223 4724 12230 4732 12226
      4732 12214


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.






230 am PDT sun Oct 22 2017

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Nisqually river near National
* from this morning to this evening.
* At 1:00 am Sunday the flow was 5845 cfs.
* Flood flow is 8000 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood flow around 6 am Sunday
and crest near 9435 cfs around 11 am Sunday. The river will fall
below flood flow early this afternoon.
* Impact... at 8000 cfs, the Nisqually river will flood roads and
pasture lands along the upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier
National Park downstream to Alder Lake.


Lat... Lon 4674 12165 4664 12189 4670 12227 4683 12213 4681 12198
      4683 12187

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.





1041 PM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Puyallup river near Orting
* from late tonight to Sunday afternoon.
* At 8:45 PM Saturday the flow was 2554 cfs.
* Flood flow is 10000 cfs.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood flow around 3 am Sunday
and crest near 13648 cfs around 5 am Sunday. The river will fall
below flood flow Sunday morning.
* Impact... at 13500 cfs, the Puyallup river will cause flooding from
Orting downstream through McMillan to Sumner... with flood waters
inundating roads... residential areas... and pasture lands.


Lat... Lon 4692 12227 4705 12228 4712 12233 4724 12219 4715 12214
      4700 12207




1041 PM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Carbon river near Fairfax
* from late tonight to Sunday evening.
* At 10:00 PM Saturday the stage was 10.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 3 am Sunday
and crest near 14.5 feet around 5 am Sunday. The river will fall
below flood stage Sunday early afternoon.
* Impact... at 13.5 feet, the Carbon river will flood the residential
areas near Crocker and sections of the Carbon river Rd


Lat... Lon 4695 12184 4700 12210 4712 12224 4714 12222 4710 12204
      4700 12180




Areal Flood Watch, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:00 AM PDT Oct. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect through this afternoon...
... Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 7 am PDT this morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of west central Washington, including the following
County, Pierce.

* Through this afternoon

* heavy rain is almost over in the area but most rivers are still
rising and not yet out of the threat for possible flooding.


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.


The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of west central Washington, the eastern part of Pierce
County in the vicinity of the Norse Peak burn scar.

* Until 7 am PDT this morning

* flash flooding looks less likely as most of the heavy rain moves
out of the area. However, there is still a few more hours to go
with the potential for heavy rain so the watch continues for
now. Rainfall totals near the area have been about 3.3 inches as
the area is being partially rain shadowed from Mount Rainier.


* Higher than normal runoff, excess debris, and debris flows will
be possible in and immediately below the burn areas, especially
near sr 410, the vicinity of goat creek, and the valley below
Crystal Mountain.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.







Areal Flood Watch, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:00 AM PDT Oct. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect through this afternoon...
... Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 7 am PDT this morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of west central Washington, including the following
County, Pierce.

* Through this afternoon

* heavy rain is almost over in the area but most rivers are still
rising and not yet out of the threat for possible flooding.


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.


The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of west central Washington, the eastern part of Pierce
County in the vicinity of the Norse Peak burn scar.

* Until 7 am PDT this morning

* flash flooding looks less likely as most of the heavy rain moves
out of the area. However, there is still a few more hours to go
with the potential for heavy rain so the watch continues for
now. Rainfall totals near the area have been about 3.3 inches as
the area is being partially rain shadowed from Mount Rainier.


* Higher than normal runoff, excess debris, and debris flows will
be possible in and immediately below the burn areas, especially
near sr 410, the vicinity of goat creek, and the valley below
Crystal Mountain.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.