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  • 42°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: North 10 mph
  • Humidity: 92%
  • Visibility: 2.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 40°
  • Pressure: 29.53 in. +
  • Heat Index: 36

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Snow Showers
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Snow Showers
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Edmonds, Washington

Updated: 7:00 AM PST on November 28, 2014

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain. High of 54F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with snow and rain in the evening, then overcast with rain. Low of 32F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight. Chance of precipitation 80% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with snow showers in the morning, then clear. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 37F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 39F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flood Warning  Statement as of 10:32 am PST on November 28, 2014


The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Snohomish river at Snohomish
* from this afternoon to late Saturday night.
* At 10:00 am Friday the stage was 24.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around noon Friday
and crest near 27.6 feet around 10 PM Friday. The river will fall
below flood stage Saturday early afternoon.
* Impact... at 25.0 feet... the Snohomish river will cause minor
flooding of lowlands not protected by levees and on the old
Snohomish-Monroe Highway. A stage of 25 feet on the Snohomish
river corresponds to a phase 2 in the Snohomish County flood
program.


Lat... Lon 4786 12217 4789 12221 4796 12232 4809 12216 4794 12213
      4791 12203



1032 am PST Fri Nov 28 2014

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Snohomish river near Monroe
* from this afternoon to Saturday afternoon.
* At 9:30 am Friday the stage was 13.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 1 PM Friday
and crest near 17.2 feet around 10 PM Friday. The river will fall
below flood stage Saturday morning.
* Impact... at 16.0 feet... the Snohomish river will flood several roads
and much of the low pasture land in the River Valley. A stage of
16 feet at this location corresponds to phase 2 in the Snohomish
County Flood Warning system.


Lat... Lon 4780 12190 4779 12212 4786 12217 4791 12203 4793 12202
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1032 am PST Fri Nov 28 2014

... Forecast flooding increased from moderate to major severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Skykomish river near Gold Bar
* until Saturday afternoon.
* At 9:30 am Friday the stage was 17.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue to rise and crest near 19.0 feet
around 4 PM Friday. The river will fall below flood stage early
Saturday morning.
* Impact... at 17.0 feet... the Skykomish river will cause flooding from
near index downstream through Sultan to the Snoqualmie. Flood
waters will cover numerous roads... including Ben Howard Rd...
index-Galena Rd and tualco loop Rd. Flooding in the town of Sultan
will begin. A stage of 17 feet on the Skykomish river corresponds
to a phase 3 in the Snohomish County flood program.


Lat... Lon 4774 12150 4780 12173 4780 12196 4793 12197 4794 12169
      4787 12147




932 am PST Fri Nov 28 2014

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the stillaguamish river at Arlington
* until Saturday morning.
* At 9:09 am Friday the stage was 12.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 11 am
Friday and crest near 16.7 feet around 4 PM Friday. The river will
fall below flood stage tonight.
* Impact... at 14.0 feet... the stillaguamish river will locally spill
over its banks. Minor flooding around Silvana will occur...
including over Pioneer Highway. A stage of 14 feet on the
stillaguamish river corresponds roughly to phase 2 in the Snohomish
County flood program.


Lat... Lon 4816 12211 4817 12223 4816 12237 4826 12240 4823 12224
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932 am PST Fri Nov 28 2014

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the North Fork stillaguamish river near Arlington
* from this afternoon to late tonight.
* At 9:15 am Friday the stage was 11.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 4 PM Friday
and crest near 13.0 feet around 4 PM Friday. The river will fall
below flood stage late this afternoon.
* Impact... at 13.0 feet... the North Fork stillaguamish river will
cause flooding of Oso loop Road and cause minor riverbank erosion.
A stage of 13 feet corresponds to phase 2 in the Snohomish County
Flood Warning system.


Lat... Lon 4822 12164 4822 12191 4816 12211 4824 12214 4833 12193
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 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 4:38 am PST on November 28, 2014


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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Washington... including the following
counties... Skagit... King... Lewis... Mason... Pierce...
Snohomish... Thurston.

* Through this afternoon

* heavy rain will over across western Washington today as a
strong cold front moves south through the area. The frontal band
will bring 1 to 2 inches of rain to the west slopes of the
Cascades today as it moves through. The snow level will be
around 5000 to 6500 feet ahead of the cold front... falling
quickly to around 2500 feet in its wake.

* Many rivers flowing off the west slopes of the Cascades are
running high... especially from King County northward. The
additional rain today could drive some of them above flood
stage. Where flooding does occur... it is expected to be
relatively minor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not occurring.
Monitor the weather and be ready to act quickly if flooding is
observed or flood warnings are issued.





 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:36 am PST on November 28, 2014


... Much colder conditions will spread into the area through Saturday...
... Some lowland snow is expected over portions of the interior
later tonight into Saturday morning...
... Cold and windy conditions are expected to develop over the
north interior this evening...

Temperatures will fall through the 40s today then into the 30s
this evening as a cold upper level trough develops over the area
behind this morning's cold front. As the temperature cools behind
the front today... expect rainfall to taper off from the north.

A Puget Sound convergence zone is expected to form between north
King County and central Snohomish County this evening and continue
through early Saturday morning. Snow levels are expected to drop to
below 300 feet overnight as the air mass cools. One to three
inches of snow are possible in the convergence zone area by early
Saturday morning.

Some brief lowland snow... with accumulations less than an
inch... is possible Saturday morning over the remainder of the
western Washington lowlands from Seattle southward as a modified
Arctic frontal system drops from the north interior southward
through western Washington.

Expect cold and windy conditions to develop over the north
interior of western Washington this evening and continue through
Saturday. Northeast winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 55 mph are
possible from western Skagit County and the San Juan Islands
northward into western Whatcom County. A high wind watch is in
effect for tonight and Saturday for this area. The windy
conditions will be accompanied by temperatures in the 20s to give
wind chill temperatures in the lower teens.

Stay tuned to the latest updates from the National Weather
Service in Seattle.





 Record Report  Statement as of 5:24 PM PST on November 27, 2014


... Record highs broken or tied today in western Washington...


Location hi today record / year

Sea-tac Airport 58 58 2013
Olympia 58 57 1959
Hoquiam 57 57 2013
NWS Seattle @sandpoint 59 57 2013



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Location: Talbot Park, Edmonds, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 42.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.14 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Cedars West, Lynnwood, WA

Updated: 10:57 AM PST

Temperature: 43.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: The Cave, Edmonds, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest LYNNWOOD - SNOHOMISH PUD WA US WAAQ, Mountlake Terrace, WA

Updated: 9:00 AM PST

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: NW at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: WINGATE-DEATHSTAR, Edmonds, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest I-5 at I-405 WA US WA DOT, Lynnwood, WA

Updated: 9:10 AM PST

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NW at 9 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Ballinger, Edmonds, WA

Updated: 10:55 AM PST

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WNW at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.36 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: K7WV Brierwood, Brier, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: 210th Place Southwest, Lynnwood, WA

Updated: 10:55 AM PST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: North Ridge/Echo Lake, Shoreline, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: NE at 4.6 mph Pressure: 29.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: South Bellflower, Bothell, WA

Updated: 10:54 AM PST

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.36 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Southwest Brier. Near King, Sno. Co. line, Brier, WA

Updated: 10:48 AM PST

Temperature: 43.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: South Brier, Brier, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 43.4 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Nike Hill, Bothell, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: -11 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Logan Rd -- Fox Creek, Lynnwood, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Brier, Wa - NE of Seattle, Brier, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 44.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NW at 4.6 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Wandering Glen, Bothell, WA

Updated: 10:58 AM PST

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Bothell/Winesap Lane, Bothell, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Near Cromwell Park, Shoreline, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Central Market Mill Creek, Bothell, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Harvest Rd. North Creek, Bothell, WA

Updated: 11:00 AM PST

Temperature: 42.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Richmond Highlands, Shoreline, WA

Updated: 10:59 AM PST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: NNW at 3.6 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Kenmore, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 43.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Sweetwater Ranch, Mill Creek, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: North of Lake Washington, Kenmore, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 42.9 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.52 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Possession Beach, Clinton, WA

Updated: 10:49 AM PST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.30 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: 120th Street Southeast, Everett, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: North City/Lake Forest Park, Seattle, WA

Updated: 10:57 AM PST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Seattle Washington 
923 am PST Friday Nov 28 2014 


Synopsis...a cold front will move southeastward across the area 
this morning. Locally heavy rain is expected ahead of this front. 
Rain will diminish from the north behind the front this afternoon. A 
convergence zone will form over northern portions of the Puget Sound sound 
area tonight with snow levels lowering to below 300 feet overnight. 
A modified Arctic cold front will move south through the area late 
tonight into Saturday morning...with light snow showers expected 
with the front. Weak high pressure aloft and low level offshore flow 
will bring mainly cool and dry weather Sunday through early next 
week. 


&& 


Short term...a cold front is moving south across West Washington this morning. 
Wind observations showed the cold front extending from Seattle to a 
little south of Westport at 16z/8am this morning. The bad news is 
that moist SW flow aloft is still running up over the top of the 
front with the rain line extending from the North Washington coast across 
Bellingham...or about 80 miles behind the surface front. The front 
should reach a Chehalis to north Oregon coast line around 21z/1pm...and 
finally clear Lewis County by 00z/4pm. The frontal rain will 
probably taper off about 3 hours after frontal passage...finally clearing 
Lewis County early this evening. 


Heavy rain will continue over the mountains today...but will 
diminish from the north. This will maintain the chance of flooding 
on a number of rivers flowing off the Cascades...as well as the 
Skokomish River in Mason County. See the hydrology section below for 
more detail. 


West flow through the Strait will increase this afternoon which will 
allow a convergence zone to form over north Puget Sound sound behind the 
front late this afternoon and tonight. This will become a bigger 
factor late tonight when the air mass cools enough for snow to reach 
the ground. 


The cold upper level trough over central b.C. Will move steadily S 
until it is centered over West Washington late tonight. A strong surface high 
will also move S over the southern b.C. Interior tonight. The upper 
level trough will cool the air mass enough tonight for snow to 
develop in the convergence zone over north King County and Snohomish 
County before midnight. This could result in a couple of inches of 
snow accumulating. 


Strong Fraser River outflow will develop tonight as the surface high 
settles over S b.C. The cold air spilling through the Fraser River 
valley will form a modified Arctic cold front that will move S 
across the West Washington interior late tonight. This front may drop another 
inch of snow over the interior late tonight and Saturday morning. 
Some of the cold air will spill west out the Strait of Juan Delaware fuca. 
This could result in 1 to locally 3 inches of snow along the Strait 
where upslope effects from the Olympics will play a role. Snow 
levels will fall to near sea level by Saturday morning. 


The area most likely to receive the most snow is the north Puget Sound 
sound where the Arctic front will add to the convergence zone 
precipitation. Up to 3 inches is the best guess for this area with around 
an inch or less across the rest of the interior. However if the 
convergence zone is more intense and the modified Arctic front more 
vigorous or slower...then a couple more inches could fall. 
Likewise...if the upslope flow along the Strait is stronger...a 
couple more inches could fall there. A Winter Weather Advisory may 
be necessary for at least the convergence zone area tonight. 


A high wind watch remains in effect for parts of the north interior 
tonight and Saturday for the strong NE Fraser valley outflow winds. 
00z mesoscale models are still showing spotty 35kt/40mph north-NE winds 
late tonight and Saturday morning. If the 12z models show the 
same...upgrading to a High Wind Warning may be necessary. 


Models are in good agreement in ending the precipitation as the upper level 
trough axis moves southeast across the area on Saturday. In fact...precipitation 
may end early in the afternoon with clearing from the north. With 
all the cold air in place...Saturday night will be cold with lows 
dropping into the 20s...with upper teens over parts of the north 
interior. Sunday should be clear and cold with highs in the lower to 
middle 30s. Kam 


Long term...previous discussion from the 310 am afd...northern 
stream systems dropping southeast from the Gulf of Alaska...or 
southern stream moisture wrapping northward from off California. 
Models still cannot come to any agreement over the Pacific northwest 
where flow will remain somewhat confluent. The European model (ecmwf)...nam12 and 
Canadian solutions weaken northern stream systems before they move 
into Washington during the period. The 06z GFS is aggressive in 
bringing southern stream moisture into SW Washington Monday-Thursday rain 
there and more clouds to the north. Forecasts for now will be kept 
dry with partly cloudy conditions and temperatures will be forecast 
to slowly moderate toward normal. Albrecht 


&& 


Hydrology...an obvious band of moderate to heavy rain is over 
northwest Washington this morning. The rain is falling mainly over 
the Olympics and the Cascades of Whatcom...Skagit...and Snohomish 
counties. The rain is moving slowly south with considerable tapering 
in the rainfall evident over northwest Whatcom County in the last 
few hours. Heavy rain will begin in the Cascades of King County soon 
and may spread to Pierce and Lewis counties...though the forecast is 
for less rain in the southern counties overall. 


Discussing the rivers from north to south... 


The Nooksack river will touch flood stage on its South Fork and may 
also reach flood stage on the main Stem at north Cedarville and 
possibly Ferndale. Rainfall over Whatcom County is tapering and cold 
air is beginning to move in. Any flooding on the Nooksack river is 
likely to be minor. 


The Skagit River has reached the moderate flood level at Concrete 
and is forecast to reach the moderate level at Mount Vernon tonight. 
The US Army corps of engineers is operating the dams on the Skagit 
and Baker rivers. Their plan is to prevent major flooding on the 
Skagit. Heavy rain will end in a few hours and the uncontrolled 
reaches of the rivers will stop rising shortly after that. 


The stillaguamish river is rising and heavy rain is likely to 
persist for several more hours in its basin. Both the North Fork and 
the main Stem near Arlington seem destined to have minor flooding 
and a warning may go out soon. Moderate flooding is possible. 


The uncontrolled Skykomish river may have the biggest flood of this 
event. At Gold Bar the river rose above the moderate flood level 
this morning. Several more hours of heavy rain are likely in the 
basin. Upstream river gauges are still showing rises. Major flooding 
is a definite possibility on the Skykomish. This will propagate 
downstream today and could cause moderate flooding on The Reach of 
the Snohomish river near Monroe and also some flooding at Snohomish. 


It has only recently begun raining hard in the Snoqualmie river 
basin and both the Snoqualmie and tolt rivers have shown only minor 
rises so far. However they both started out running high and minor 
flooding is forecast on both rivers tonight. 


No flooding is forecast on any rivers south of the Snoqualmie. When 
the front passes over the area this afternoon and evening there 
could be some heavy rain and rivers will rise somewhat. A Flood 
Watch remains in effect for all counties from Skagit to Lewis. 


In the Olympics the Skokomish River will remain above flood stage 
today through Saturday. The bogachiel river in the far northwest 
olympic peninsula appears to have crested a couple of feet below 
flood stage. Both the Elwha and Dungeness rivers also appear to be 
cresting below flood stage. 


Cold and dry weather will follow the front tonight. Rivers will 
recede and the threat of flooding will end for the foreseeable 
future. Burke 


&& 


Aviation...a cold front is over western Washington this morning moving 
slowly south. Westerly flow aloft. Areas of fairly low ceilings and 
reduced visibility in the heavier rain. This front will move southeast out 
of the area by this evening and cold high pressure over interior 
b.C. Will give NE Fraser River outflow winds to the north interior 
tonight. With colder air tonight and a cold upper trough moving 
through the area tonight there will likely be some areas of snow 
later tonight...especially the Strait of Juan Delaware fuca and in any 
convergence zones. The upper trough will exit later Saturday 
afternoon and the dry cold air will settle over the area. 


Ksea...a cold front is over Seattle this morning and fairly heavy 
rain and the wind shifting from SW to northerly here at the office just 
after 8am...the wind shift to northerly should be through sea tac by 9am. 
The wind may turn back to southerly this evening...although variable is 
also a good forecast...and then northerly winds will increase Saturday as 
the cold air drops over the area. As the cold air out of b.C. 
Reaches Seattle overnight showers should turn over to snow showers 
and an inch is not a bad bet at sea tac late tonight with kpae a 
better bet for snow up in a pscz/modified Arctic front. The radar 
will give the best forecast tonight as that sets up. 




&& 


Marine...a strong cold front will shift south through western Washington 
this morning and small craft advisories are in effect for all 
waters. Winds are turning to northerly over Puget Sound sound. I am not so sure 
that the wind will go back to southerly in Puget Sound sound late this 
afternoon...a pscz pattern is a good bet. Tonight there will be 
Fraser River outflow NE gales for the northern inland waters which 
will probably spread south through the eastern half of the Strait 
overnight. The outflow will ease late Sat...but offshore flow will 
continue sun and Monday with high pressure east of the Cascades. 


&& 


Sew watches/warnings/advisories... 
Washington...flood watches and warnings in effect for portions of 
western Washington. 
High wind watch western Whatcom...western Skagit and the 
San Juan Islands tonight and Saturday. 


Pz...Small Craft Advisory all waters today. 
Gale Warning northern inland waters tonight and Saturday. 
Small Craft Advisory Grays Harbor bar for rough bar conditions. 


&& 


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