Saturday, February 15, 2014

Flood Watch for Clark County

The National Weather Service (NWS) Portland has issued a Flood Watch for our surrounding area, including Clark County which should last until sometime Monday.  A Watch means that there is potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

No major rivers in Clark County are forecasted to flood, according to the NWS.  Creeks, however may continue to cause difficulties, being at bank full and we already know that roadways are covered and are ponding.  See the current river forecasts here and click on the rivers that you are interested in viewing.  (Again, all of our rivers are currently listed as "green", no flooding.)

Heaviest Rain still coming (starting as early as late Sunday afternoon – late evening).  In speaking with the NWS about our county, they anticipate that we will have an even heavier period of rain that will last from 12-18 hours that is of the most concern.  This will start Sunday, maybe as early as late afternoon to early evening, but also has the possibility of not starting till just before midnight Sunday evening.  We could see another 1-2 inches of rain in most of the county, with 2-4 inches in the foothills and over 4 inches in the higher ground areas.  We will hopefully be out of this concern sometime Monday. 

Please slow down and drive safe during these very rainy periods. 

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