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Avalanche Watch
WAZ019-520-521-042-568-569-182000-

BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON
200 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS EXTENDED AN AVALANCHE WATCH...

TIMING...
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH 10 AM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18TH.

LOCATION...THE EAST SLOPES AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WEST
SLOPES WASHINGTON CASCADES.

AVALANCHE DANGER...THE TIMING OF INCREASED AVALANCHE DANGER HAS
SLOWED AND IS NOW EXPECTED TO BECOME HIGH IN THESE AREAS WITH VERY
DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS DEVELOPING LATE TUESDAY OR TUESDAY
NIGHT. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED TUESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED
AVALANCHES SHOULD BECOME VERY LIKELY. CHECK THE FORECAST FOR MORE
DETAILS.

REASON...INCREASING HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW BEGINNING LATE TUESDAY OR
TUESDAY NIGHT WILL ADD SUFFICIENT LOAD TO THE SNOWPACK TO CAUSE
NATURAL AVALANCHES. WET SNOW AVALANCHES BECOMING LIKELY IN AREAS AND
ELEVATIONS THAT CHANGE TO RAIN. ALSO...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
BUILD NEW AND UNSTABLE WIND SLAB ON LEE SLOPES AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION... THIS WATCH 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
WAC009-027-031-033-045-053-073-181330-
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CLALLAM-GRAYS HARBOR-JEFFERSON-KING-MASON-PIERCE-WHATCOM-
320 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST WASHINGTON AND WEST CENTRAL
WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...IN NORTHWEST
WASHINGTON...CLALLAM...GRAYS HARBOR...JEFFERSON...MASON AND
WHATCOM. IN WEST CENTRAL WASHINGTON...KING AND PIERCE.

* FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTHWEST SLOPES OF THE
OLYMPICS AND THE CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY. THE SKOKOMISH RIVER IN MASON COUNTY IS MOST
LIKELY RIVER TO FLOOD IN THIS PATTERN. OTHER RIVERS COMING OFF
THE OLYMPICS INCLUDING...BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE SATSOP AND
ELWHA... COULD ALSO REACH FLOOD STAGE. THE NOOKSACK RIVER IN
WHATCOM COUNTY HAS THE BEST CHANCE TO REACH FLOOD STAGE OUT OF
THE RIVERS THAT FLOW OFF OF THE NORTH CASCADES. PORTIONS OF THE
WHITE RIVER BORDERING KING AND PIERCE COUNTY MAY ALSO FLOOD.

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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