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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 12:08 AM PST on December 20, 2014

Expires 7:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014

... Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through late
Sunday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

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

* From this afternoon through late Sunday night

* heavy rain is forecast over western Washington today and
Sunday... especially in the mountains. Strong south flow aloft
will bring heavy rain at times to the coast and Olympics today.
Heavy rain will spread over the Cascades late this afternoon as
strong westerly flow aloft develops. Models currently taper rain
over the Olympics on Sunday but keep heavy rain going in the
Cascades into Sunday evening... especially over the Cascades from
about King County south. The total model rainfall over about 48
hours from this morning through Sunday night amounts to around
three to six inches over the Olympics and central Cascades with
a nine-inch bulls-eye over Mount Rainier. Rainfall over The
Lowlands will generally be an inch or less as the westerly flow
causes a rain shadow east of the Olympics.

* These rainfall amounts are enough to cause flooding. At this
time the rivers most likely to flood are the ones flowing off
the Cascades of King... Pierce... and Lewis counties... as well as
the unusually flood-prone Skokomish River in Mason County. Any
flooding would likely begin Saturday night on the Olympics and
Sunday for the Cascades... with crests Sunday night or Monday.
The exact position of the stream of moisture is uncertain so
this outlook covers the entire olympic peninsula and all of the
Cascades rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but
flooding is not imminent or occurring. Monitor the latest
forecasts from the National Weather Service and be ready to act
quickly if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.

Wind Advisory

Statement as of 4:04 AM PST on December 20, 2014

Expires 3:00 PM EST on December 20, 2014

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until noon PST today for
western Skagit County...

* some affected locations... mainly the Western Islands of Skagit
County... including Fidalgo Island and Cypress Island.

* Timing... winds will peak this morning... then ease late this

* Wind... south to southeast wind 20 to 35 mph with local gusts
to 45 mph.

* Impacts... strong winds may cause power outages and knock down
tree limbs and small and weak trees.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph
and/or gusts of 45 to 57 mph are likely.

Weather Severe Map
American Samoa - Flash Flood Watch
California - High Surf Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - Wind Advisory
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Indiana - Special Statement
Iowa - Special Statement
Kansas - Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Watch , Record Report
Maine - Record Report
Massachusetts - Special Statement
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Mississippi - Record Report
Montana - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Statement , Dense Fog Advisory
Nebraska - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Winter Weather Advisory
New Mexico - Dense Fog Advisory
North Carolina - Special Statement
North Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Ohio - Special Statement
Oregon - Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
Rhode Island - Special Statement
Texas - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Utah - Winter Storm Warning
Virginia - Special Statement
Washington - High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Special Statement
Wyoming - High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning

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