Kittitas Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 02:45 AM PST die 20o December, anno 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through Monday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Oregon and Washington...including the following Oregon...central Oregon...East Columbia river gorge of Oregon...east slopes of the Oregon Cascades and north central Oregon. In Washington...east slopes of the Washington Cascades and Simcoe Highlands...eastern Columbia River gorge of Washington...Kittitas Valley and the Yakima Valley.

* From this afternoon through Monday afternoon

* moderate to heavy rainfall along the east slopes of the Cascades will lead to rising rivers as well as the small creeks and streams. Snow levels will start off around 2500-3000 feet...but will quickly rise to over 6000 feet by Sunday afternoon.

* Small creeks and streams will start to rise today with the larger rivers seeing substantial rises tonight and Sunday. Minor flooding will be possible Sunday evening into Monday evening for the Deschutes river near Moody...and the Naches River near Naches. Several other rivers are expected to crest at action stage...but are not forecast to reach flood stage. However...the small creeks and streams could see minor flooding...especially Sunday as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor the latest forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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