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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:06 PM PST on December 19, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014

... Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Oregon and southeast Washington...
including the following areas... in Oregon... foothills of the
northern Blue Mountains of Oregon... foothills of the southern
Blue Mountains of Oregon... Grande Ronde Valley... John Day
basin... northern Blue Mountains of Oregon... ochoco-John Day
Highlands... southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Wallowa
County. In southeast Washington... foothills of the Blue
Mountains of Washington and northwest Blue Mountains of

* From Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon

* 48 hour precipitation amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches.
The snow level will be around 3000 feet Saturday and rise to
near 8000 feet on Sunday.

* Small creeks and streams will start to rise on Saturday with the
larger rivers seeing substantial rises Saturday night and
Sunday. No flooding is forecast along the larger rivers... but
several rivers are forecast to reach action stage. The small
creeks and streams could see minor flooding... especially Sunday
as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur.

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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