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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:06 PM PST on December 19, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014


... Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday
afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a

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

* From Saturday 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 3000 feet... but will
quickly rise to over 6000 feet by Sunday afternoon.

* Small creeks and streams will start to rise on Saturday with the
larger rivers seeing substantial rises Saturday night 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 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.





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