Western Skagit County

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 3:44 PM PDT on October 21, 2014

... Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late
Wednesday night...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of western Washington...
including the following counties... Skagit... Whatcom ...

* From Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night

* heavy rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are possible late
tonight through Wednesday evening for the Cascades from
Snohomish County northward to Whatcom County. This amount of
rainfall would cause small streams and uncontrolled rivers to
rise rapidly on Wednesday and possibly flood. Portions of the
stillaguamish and Nooksack rivers may also see minor flooding
late Wednesday into Wednesday night.

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 9:25 PM PDT on October 21, 2014

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 11 am PDT Wednesday...

* some affected locations... Bellingham... Mount Vernon... Naval
Air Station whidbey... Port Townsend... San Juan Islands.

* Timing... it will be windy tonight and Wednesday morning.

* Wind... south 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Impacts... winds this strong can snap small tree branches...
topple small or shallow rooted trees... and cause local power

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.

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