Flood Warning Issued

weather service

Well not clear we didn’t jinx the snow … for something completely different
the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning. Current Warning.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING FOR SMALL STREAMS AND URBAN AREAS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF IDAHO AND WASHINGTON...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...IN IDAHO...BENEWAH...BONNER...
  BOUNDARY...KOOTENAI...LATAH...LEWIS...NEZ PERCE AND SHOSHONE.
  IN WASHINGTON...ASOTIN...CHELAN...FERRY...GARFIELD...LINCOLN...
   OKANOGAN...PEND OREILLE...SPOKANE...STEVENS AND WHITMAN.

* FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

* A WARM TROPICAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE INLAND NORTHWEST
  BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON AND LEAVING TOMORROW EVENING...BRINGING
  WARM WIND AND RAIN. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF RAINFALL WILL BE SEEN
  OVER THE IDAHO PANHANDLE...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
  CASCADES...AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE HIGH
  DURING THIS EVENT...UP TO 5000 FEET IN THE CASCADES AND 4000 TO
  7000 FEET IN THE PANHANDLE AND THE BLUES. RAIN AMOUNTS OF 1.5
  INCHES ARE FORECAST FOR AREAS ON THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
  CASCADES AND 1 INCH IS FORECAST OVER AREAS IN THE IDAHO
  PANHANDLE AND BLUES. RUNOFF FROM THE RAIN AND SNOWMELT WILL BE
  ENHANCED IN MANY AREAS WHERE THE GROUND IS STILL FROZEN.

* THE MAIN IMPACTS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE STORMWATER FLOODING
  FROM CLOGGED STORM DRAINS AND CULVERTS...OVERFLOWING
  DITCHES...AND PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND IN OTHER LOW-LYING
  AREAS THAT ARE PRONE TO STORMWATER FLOODING. SMALL CREEKS AND
  STREAMS WILL ALSO SEE RISES...BUT NO RIVER FLOODING IS FORECAST
  FOR THIS EVENT.
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