NowCast ZoneCast Warnings/Advisories Hourly Track Special
Yakima, Washington, United States  Lat: 46.59N, Lon: 120.53W
Wx Zone: WAZ027
Warnings, Watches and Advisories:
 

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...ANOTHER SURGE OF COLD AIR FOR THE WEEKEND...
ANOTHER ARCTIC COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
BY THIS COMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THE COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
DROP SOUTHWARD OUT OF CANADA LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND ON SATURDAY.
HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY WILL BE IN THE 30S AND
40S...COOLING TO THE 20S AND 30S ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY. OVERNIGHT
LOWS WILL BE MOSTLY IN THE TEENS...LOCALLY IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
IN THE MOUNTAINS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SNOW OR A MIX OF
SNOW...FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN BEGINNING LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND
CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THOSE
TRAVELING THIS WEEKEND ARE URGED TO KEEP AWARE OF THE LATEST
FORECASTS AS THIS EVENT UNFOLDS.

FLOOD WARNING

...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS ENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
NISQUALLY RIVER NEAR NATIONAL AFFECTING LEWIS AND PIERCE COUNTIES.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
COWLITZ RIVER AT RANDLE AFFECTING LEWIS COUNTY.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ORTING AFFECTING PIERCE COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 12
THE HEAVY RAIN OVER THE CASCADES HAS EASED FOR THE TIME BEING. MINOR
FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ON THE COWLITZ RIVER AND REACH OF THE
PUYALLUP RIVERS AS THEY RECEDE. THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER AT THE FALLS
WILL CREST EARLY THIS MORNING...WITH THE CREST MOVING DOWNSTREAM
THROUGH CARNATION LATE TODAY. FLOODING ON THE SNOQUALMIE WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL CREST JUST
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING...THEN THIS AFTERNOON.
NOTE THAT A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...AND FLOODING IS STILL
POSSIBLE TODAY ON THE SKYKOMISH...SNOHOMISH...AND NOOKSACK RIVERS.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE COWLITZ RIVER AT RANDLE
* UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON.
* AT  3:45 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 19.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED AT 19.1 FEET AT 1 AM WEDNESDAY AND
WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 18.0 FEET...THE COWLITZ RIVER WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING
FROM THE VICINITY OF RANDLE DOWNSTREAM THROUGH RIFFE LAKE...
COVERING NEARBY FARM LANDS AND SEVERAL ROADS.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS ENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
NISQUALLY RIVER NEAR NATIONAL AFFECTING LEWIS AND PIERCE COUNTIES.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
COWLITZ RIVER AT RANDLE AFFECTING LEWIS COUNTY.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ORTING AFFECTING PIERCE COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 12
THE HEAVY RAIN OVER THE CASCADES HAS EASED FOR THE TIME BEING. MINOR
FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ON THE COWLITZ RIVER AND REACH OF THE
PUYALLUP RIVERS AS THEY RECEDE. THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER AT THE FALLS
WILL CREST EARLY THIS MORNING...WITH THE CREST MOVING DOWNSTREAM
THROUGH CARNATION LATE TODAY. FLOODING ON THE SNOQUALMIE WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL CREST JUST
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING...THEN THIS AFTERNOON.
NOTE THAT A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...AND FLOODING IS STILL
POSSIBLE TODAY ON THE SKYKOMISH...SNOHOMISH...AND NOOKSACK RIVERS.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON
* UNTIL THIS EVENING.
* AT  3:54 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 14.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CREST AT 15.2 FEET AT 6 AM WEDNESDAY AND
FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATE THIS MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET...THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL LOCALLY SPILL
OVER ITS BANKS. MINOR FLOODING AROUND SILVANA WILL OCCUR...
INCLUDING OVER PIONEER HIGHWAY. A STAGE OF 14 FEET ON THE
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER CORRESPONDS ROUGHLY TO PHASE 2 IN THE SNOHOMISH
COUNTY FLOOD PROGRAM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS ENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
NISQUALLY RIVER NEAR NATIONAL AFFECTING LEWIS AND PIERCE COUNTIES.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
COWLITZ RIVER AT RANDLE AFFECTING LEWIS COUNTY.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ORTING AFFECTING PIERCE COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 12
THE HEAVY RAIN OVER THE CASCADES HAS EASED FOR THE TIME BEING. MINOR
FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ON THE COWLITZ RIVER AND REACH OF THE
PUYALLUP RIVERS AS THEY RECEDE. THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER AT THE FALLS
WILL CREST EARLY THIS MORNING...WITH THE CREST MOVING DOWNSTREAM
THROUGH CARNATION LATE TODAY. FLOODING ON THE SNOQUALMIE WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL CREST JUST
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING...THEN THIS AFTERNOON.
NOTE THAT A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...AND FLOODING IS STILL
POSSIBLE TODAY ON THE SKYKOMISH...SNOHOMISH...AND NOOKSACK RIVERS.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS
* UNTIL THIS EVENING.
* AT  3:30 AM WEDNESDAY THE FLOW WAS 25000 CFS.
* FLOOD FLOW IS 20000 CFS.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WAS NEAR ITS CREST AT 4 AM AND WILL FALL BELOW
FLOOD FLOW MIDDAY.
* IMPACT...AT 20000 CFS...THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
FLOODING OF PASTURE LANDS AND ROADS ALONG THE RIVER FROM THE TOWN
OF SNOQUALMIE DOWNSTREAM THROUGH FALL CITY. ROADS THAT MAY BECOME
FLOODED INCLUDE FALL CITY-CARNATION...TOLT HILL...AND NOVELTY FLATS
ROADS. THIS RIVER LEVEL ON THE SNOQUALMIE CORRESPONDS ROUGHLY TO A
PHASE 3 FLOOD IN THE KING COUNTY FLOOD SYSTEM.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS ENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
NISQUALLY RIVER NEAR NATIONAL AFFECTING LEWIS AND PIERCE COUNTIES.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
COWLITZ RIVER AT RANDLE AFFECTING LEWIS COUNTY.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ORTING AFFECTING PIERCE COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 12
THE HEAVY RAIN OVER THE CASCADES HAS EASED FOR THE TIME BEING. MINOR
FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ON THE COWLITZ RIVER AND REACH OF THE
PUYALLUP RIVERS AS THEY RECEDE. THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER AT THE FALLS
WILL CREST EARLY THIS MORNING...WITH THE CREST MOVING DOWNSTREAM
THROUGH CARNATION LATE TODAY. FLOODING ON THE SNOQUALMIE WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL CREST JUST
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING...THEN THIS AFTERNOON.
NOTE THAT A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...AND FLOODING IS STILL
POSSIBLE TODAY ON THE SKYKOMISH...SNOHOMISH...AND NOOKSACK RIVERS.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION
* FROM 5 AM WEDNESDAY UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.
* AT  3:30 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 53.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 54.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AROUND 5 AM
WEDNESDAY AND CREST NEAR 55.5 FEET AROUND 4 PM WEDNESDAY. THE RIVER
WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 54.0 FEET...THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER WILL FLOOD MUCH OF THE
FARM LAND AND SEVERAL ROADS FROM FALL CITY DOWNSTREAM THROUGH
CARNATION AND DUVALL.
&&

FLOOD WARNING

...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS ENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
NISQUALLY RIVER NEAR NATIONAL AFFECTING LEWIS AND PIERCE COUNTIES.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON AFFECTING SNOHOMISH COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
COWLITZ RIVER AT RANDLE AFFECTING LEWIS COUNTY.
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
WASHINGTON...
PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ORTING AFFECTING PIERCE COUNTY.
.FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 12
THE HEAVY RAIN OVER THE CASCADES HAS EASED FOR THE TIME BEING. MINOR
FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ON THE COWLITZ RIVER AND REACH OF THE
PUYALLUP RIVERS AS THEY RECEDE. THE SNOQUALMIE RIVER AT THE FALLS
WILL CREST EARLY THIS MORNING...WITH THE CREST MOVING DOWNSTREAM
THROUGH CARNATION LATE TODAY. FLOODING ON THE SNOQUALMIE WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL CREST JUST
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING...THEN THIS AFTERNOON.
NOTE THAT A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...AND FLOODING IS STILL
POSSIBLE TODAY ON THE SKYKOMISH...SNOHOMISH...AND NOOKSACK RIVERS.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ORTING
* FROM 8 AM TUESDAY UNTIL NOON WEDNESDAY.
* AT  3:45 AM WEDNESDAY THE FLOW WAS 5210 CFS.
* FLOOD FLOW IS 4500 CFS.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER HAS CRESTED AND WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW
FLOOD FLOW LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 4500 CFS...THE PUYALLUP RIVER WILL FLOOD SOME AREAS
ALONG THE UPPER PUYALLUP RIVER ABOVE ORTING. AREAS INCLUDE BUT ARE
NOT LIMITED TO THE NEADHAM ROAD VICINITY...ORVILLE ROAD EAST
VICINITY IN AREAS SOUTH OF BROOKS ROAD EAST AND NORTH OF ELECTRON
ROAD...AND THE COUNTRY SUBDIVISION/TOMOLLA TREE FARM VICINITY.
&&

FLOOD WATCH

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR
* PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...SKAGIT...WHATCOM...KING...LEWIS...PIERCE...
SNOHOMISH....
* THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
* IN THE SHORT TERM...FLOODING CONTINUES EARLY THIS MORNING ON THE
COWLITZ...SNOQUALMIE...AND STILLAGUAMISH RIVERS. IN
ADDITION...SEVERAL RIVERS COULD STILL REACH FLOOD STAGE TODAY INCLUDING
THE SKYKOMISH...SNOHOMISH...AND NOOKSACK.
* THE NEXT CONCERN IS A VIGOROUS FRONTAL SYSTEM THAT WILL BRING
ANOTHER 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE 5500 TO
7000 FEET.
* THE RAIN COULD RESULT IN FLOODING ON ANY OF THE FLOOD-PRONE
RIVERS THAT FLOW OFF THE WEST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES. THIS
INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE COWLITZ...DESCHUTES...THE
REACH OF THE PUYALLUP NEAR ORTING...WHITE...GREEN...SNOQUALMIE...
TOLT...SKYKOMISH...SNOHOMISH...STILLAGUAMISH...SKAGIT...AND
NOOKSACK RIVERS. OF COURSE MANY OF THESE RIVERS ARE ALREADY
RUNNING HIGH...AND THEY WILL HAVE LITTLE TIME TO RECEDE BEFORE
HEAVY RAIN ARRIVES TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.
* GIVEN THE RAINFALL AMOUNTS THAT ARE EXPECTED...MAJOR FLOODING IS
UNLIKELY.

FLOOD WATCH

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS EXPANDED THE
* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...MASON...THURSTON.
* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
* A VIGOROUS FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING ANOTHER 3 TO 5 INCHES OF
RAIN TO THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.
THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE 5500 TO 7000 FEET.
* THE RAIN COULD RESULT IN FLOODING ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER AND THE
REACH OF THE SKOOKUMCHUCK RIVER NEAR BUCODA IN THURSTON
COUNTY...AS WELL AS THE SKOKOMISH RIVER IN MASON COUNTY.
* A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. GIVEN THE
RAINFALL AMOUNTS THAT ARE EXPECTED...MAJOR FLOODING IS UNLIKELY.

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK

...A SECOND ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE FLOODING ON THE
SKOKOMISH RIVER THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...
HEAVY RAIN IS ENDING NOW OF THE OLYMPIC PENNINSULA AND RIVERS ARE
NOT EXPECTED TO FLOOD. A SECOND ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN IS ON TAP FOR
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. THIS WIL BRING THE
POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING ON THE SKOKOMISH RIVER FOR THURSDAY NIGHT
OR FRIDAY. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED FORECAST INFORMATION FROM THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.