Areal Flood Watch:
Issued at: 4:13 am PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 4:00 PM PST on December 22, 2014
- ...Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon... The Flood Watch continues 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 the northwest Blue Mountains of Washington.
- Through Monday afternoon
- precipitation amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected through today over the mountain areas. The snow level will rise to near 6000 feet over the Blue Mountains and near 8000 feet over southern Oregon today.
- Small creeks and streams will continue rising with the larger rivers seeing substantial rises as well. No flooding is forecast along the larger rivers...but several rivers are forecast to reach bankfull. The small creeks and streams could see minor flooding...especially today 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.