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Including the cities of Plummer, Tensed, Sandpoint, Priest River,
Blanchard, Careywood, Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Worley,
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1211 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of North Idaho and Washington, including the
following counties, in North Idaho, Benewah, Bonner, Kootenai,
Latah, and Shoshone. In Washington, Adams, Grant, Lincoln,
Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens.
* Through Wednesday afternoon
* Mild conditions will produce runoff due to melting snow this
afternoon as temperatures over the southern Idaho Panhandle and
southeast Washington climb into the mid 40s and low 50s. More
widespread precipitation is expected on Tuesday with widespread
rain amounts up to a half inch for the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene
areas. Localized precipitation amounts up to three quarters of
an inch will be possible over the central and southern Idaho
Panhandle on Tuesday.
* Look for rises on creeks and small streams. Field flooding will
likely occur as well in areas that typically flood in the spring
due to poor drainage.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
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.
1255 PM PST MON FEB 20 2017
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE, WA HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR
THE PALOUSE RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT TO WEDNESDAY EVENING.
* AT 12:16 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.6 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE FLOOD STAGE OF 15 FEET MAY BE REACHED BY
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE
RIVER MAY BE AT OR ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON
LAT...LON 4688 11670 4687 11698 4686 11722 4697 11723 4698 11674
* AT 15.0 FEET...EXTENSIVE FLOODING OF THE LOW LYING AREAS BETWEEN
POTLATCH, ID AND PALOUSE, WA WILL OCCUR. FLOODING WILL OCCUR AT THE
LIONS CLUB COMMUNITY PARK AND HAYTON GREENE PARK IN PALOUSE. SOUTH
RIVER ROAD WILL LIKELY BE FLOODED WHERE IT CROSSES THE PALOUSE
RIVER AT WELLESLEY RD. THE POTLATCH SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL FIELDS
WILL START TO FLOOD.