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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:47 PM PDT Oct. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Thursday morning...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of northwest Washington and west
central Washington, including the following counties in
northwest washington: Skagit and Whatcom. In west central
Washington, Snohomish.

* From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning

* 4 to 6 inches in the north Cascades Wednesday and Wednesday
night will cause rises on area rivers. A few rivers in the watch
area could touch flood stage. These rivers include the Nooksack
in Whatcom County, the stillaguamish in Snohomish County, and
to a lesser extent, the Skagit in Skagit County.

* If flooding does occur, it is expected to be minor.

* Urban and small stream flooding is also possible where some of
the more intense rain falls. This potential will be exacerbated
by fallen leaves and branches clogging storm drains and ditches.

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.





High Wind Warning
Issued: 2:47 PM PDT Oct. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning in effect from 11 am to 11 PM PDT
Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 11 am to 11 PM PDT Wednesday.
The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Wind... southeast and south winds will increase Wednesday morning
and persist into early Wednesday evening. Sustained wind speeds
of 20 to 35 mph are possible, with gusts to 50 mph.

* Some affected locations... Everett, Port Townsend, Whidbey
Island, Anacortes, the San Juan Islands, Bellingham.

* Timing... winds will increase late Wednesday morning, peak on
Wednesday afternoon, then ease Wednesday evening.

* Impacts... winds of this magnitude can cause tree damage and
scattered power outages. This will be the first event of this
magnitude this season. Such events commonly bring more impacts
in terms of tree damage and power outages than the same wind
later in the season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Winds of this magnitude can cause tree damage and scattered power
outages. Large falling branches have been known to cause
fatalities during windstorms.

Secure loose outdoor objects or light-weight furniture before the
winds arrive.






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:47 PM PDT Oct. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Thursday morning...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of northwest Washington and west
central Washington, including the following counties in
northwest washington: Skagit and Whatcom. In west central
Washington, Snohomish.

* From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning

* 4 to 6 inches in the north Cascades Wednesday and Wednesday
night will cause rises on area rivers. A few rivers in the watch
area could touch flood stage. These rivers include the Nooksack
in Whatcom County, the stillaguamish in Snohomish County, and
to a lesser extent, the Skagit in Skagit County.

* If flooding does occur, it is expected to be minor.

* Urban and small stream flooding is also possible where some of
the more intense rain falls. This potential will be exacerbated
by fallen leaves and branches clogging storm drains and ditches.

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.