Flood Watch Issued for Parts of Grays Harbor County into Wednesday
At this time the Satsop River is the river of concern although forecast models are still projecting it to crest at 32.64 feet, which is BELOW the flood stage of 34 feet at Satsop. There will be significant rainfall in the mountains tonight and conditions could change quickly.
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.
A Pacific Storm Will Bring 2 To 6 Inches Of Precipitation To The Mountains Of Western Washington Today Through Wednesday Morning. The Snow Level Will Rise Into The 5000 To 7000 Foot Range This Afternoon And Evening…Then Fall To Around 4500 Feet Tonight.
This Rainfall…In Addition To The Rain That Fell Sunday Night And Monday…Will Drive Rivers Sharply Higher. The Heaviest Rain Will Occur On The West And South Slopes Of The Olympic Mountains And In The Central And Northern Cascades.
• The Rivers That Face The Greatest Risk Of Flooding In This Situation Are The Skokomish And Possibly The Stillaguamish. Other Rivers In The Watch Area Will Also Be Closely Monitored Like The Bogachiel And Satsop Rivers. Only Minor Flooding Is Expected For Any Rivers That Do Flood.