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448 PM PST TUE FEB 21 2017
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
THE PALOUSE RIVER NEAR POTLATCH
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO WEDNESDAY EVENING.
* AT 4:15 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.1 FEET.
* THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT THE RIVER WILL CLIMB ABOVE THE
ACTION STAGE OF 14 FEET TONIGHT AND GET CLOSE TO THE FLOOD
STAGE OF 15 FEET ON WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15 FEET.
* FORECAST...IF FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED...IT WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY
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.
Including the cities of Plummer, Tensed, Coeur d'Alene,
Post Falls, Hayden, Worley, Moscow, Potlatch, Deary, Genesee,
Juliaetta, Kendrick, Kellogg, Pinehurst, Osburn, Wallace, Mullan,
Smelterville, Calder, Spokane, Airway Heights, Medical Lake,
Cheney, Rockford, Liberty Lake, Pullman, Colfax, Oakesdale,
Rosalia, La Crosse, and Uniontown
517 PM PST Tue Feb 21 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, Kootenai, Latah,
and Shoshone. In Washington, Spokane and Whitman.
* Through Wednesday afternoon
* Shoshone...Latah...and Benewah Counties: This afternoon
through tonight...up to an additional quarter inch of
precipitation falling as rain and wet snow below 2500 feet and
mainly snow above 2500 feet.
* Paradise Creek is showing sharp rises this evening as this
afternoon's rain drains into the Basin. Elevations above 2500
feet have transitioned to snow and runoff show begin to slow
down this evening. As of 5PM...the creek was at 8.87 feet which
could lead to some backing of water through storm drains on
* Spokane and Kootenai Counties: Rain and wet snow is slowly
moving out of Washington this evening. An additional tenth of
an inch will be possible in Spokane and Whitman Counties and
quarter of an inch in Kootenai County before ending this
evening. Elevations above 2500 feet will likely receive snow...
but lower elevations especially in southern portions of
Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive rain or rain/snow
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.