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Avalanche Warning
WAZ513-019-520-521-042-567>569-182300

BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON
440 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER IS EXTENDING AN AVALANCHE WARNING FOR
THE OLYMPICS AND NW WASHINGTON CASCADES AND ISSUING A WARNING FOR
THE REMAINDER OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES...
...

TIMING... 4 PM TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 18TH.

LOCATION...THE OLYMPICS AND WASHINGTON CASCADES...NOT INCLUDING THE
SNOQUALMIE AND STEVENS PASS AREA

AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HIGH
IN THESE AREAS WITH A NATURAL AVALANCHE CYCLE LIKELY BEGINNING
TUESDAY EVENING. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED
LATE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

REASON...INCREASING HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW LATE TUESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY WILL ADD A SIGNIFICANT LOAD TO EXISTING WEAK LAYERS FORMED
DURING THE RECENT COLD WEATHER. RAIN ON SNOW WILL CAUSE A NATURAL
AVALANCHE CYCLE IN MANY AREAS. ALSO...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
BUILD NEW AND UNSTABLE WIND SLAB ON LEE SLOPES AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PLEASE VISIT NWAC.US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
THIS WARNING DOES NOT APPLY TO SKI AREAS WHERE AVALANCHE MITIGATION
MEASURES ARE PERFORMED.

TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER IN SEATTLE,
WASHINGTON.

$$

Flood Watch
WAC033-041-053-190800-
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KING-LEWIS-PIERCE-
257 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF WEST CENTRAL WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...KING...LEWIS AND PIERCE.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT

* RAINFALL HAS DECREASED TO SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA AND SNOW
LEVELS ARE FALLING. BUT IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A FEW RIVERS IN THIS
AREA COULD STILL REACH FLOOD STAGE. IF FLOODING DOES OCCUR LATER
TODAY OR THIS EVENING, THE RIVERS MORE LIKELY TO REACH FLOOD
STAGE INCLUDE THE NEWAUKUM NEAR CHEHALIS AND THE WHITE RIVER
AROUND THE R STREET BRIDGE.

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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