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1055 AM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017
The National Weather Service in Spokane has extended the
* Flood Warning for Small Streams for...
Rain and Snowmelt in...
Central Stevens County in northeastern Washington...
* Until 1115 AM PDT Thursday
* At 1054 AM PDT, local law enforcement officials continue to report
flooding along the Colville River north of Colville. This has
resulted in a closure of Highway 395 between mileposts 231 and
233. The flooding in this area as well as lowlands near the
Colville River are expected to continue at least into early next
week with more rain expected Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Additional rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch
are expected at this time in these flooded area.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.
LAT...LON 4858 11792 4854 11786 4851 11788 4849 11792
4855 11796 4858 11804 4859 11801
Including the cities of Plummer, Tensed, Sandpoint, Priest River,
Blanchard, Careywood, Bonners Ferry, Moyie Springs, Porthill,
Eastport, Naples, Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Worley,
Bayview, Rathdrum, Athol, Moscow, Potlatch, Deary, Genesee,
Juliaetta, Kendrick, Kamiah, Craigmont, Nezperce, Winchester,
Lewiston, Lapwai, Peck, Culdesac, Gifford, Kellogg, Pinehurst,
Osburn, Wallace, Mullan, Smelterville, Calder, Clarkston, Asotin,
Anatone, Newport, Metaline Falls, Ione, Cusick, Diamond Lake,
Deer Park, Colville, Chewelah, Kettle Falls, Springdale,
1237 PM PDT Tue Mar 28 2017
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a
* Flood Watch for portions of Idaho and Washington, including
the following counties, in Idaho, Benewah, Bonner, Boundary,
Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone. In
Washington, Asotin, Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens.
* From late tonight through Friday morning
* Moderate to heavy rain is forecast to start tonight and linger
through Wednesday. Additional rainfall amounts with the incoming
system will range between 0.50 and 1.20 inches with locally
higher amounts in the Blue Mountains and Camas Prairie.
Temperatures will be mild contributing to snow melt on mid
slopes and northern valleys. The rain combined with snow melt
will create the potential for several inches of runoff.
* Water tables are running high from the last few weeks of wet
weather and snow melt. Localized field flooding is already
occurring and is likely to worsen. Small streams and creeks will
see increased flows. This includes the Little Spokane River
which is forecast to rise close to minor flood stage Thursday
afternoon. Saturated grounds will also lead to potential
mudslides in steep terrain.
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.