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Monday, December 7, 2015

Flooding possible today through Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for rivers in Cowlitz County. Heavy rain may cause flooding throughout SW Washington and NW Oregon tonight through midweek.

The Flood Watch will continue through Wednesday afternoon. The next storm will move through today, followed by another Tuesday into Wednesday and an additional storm Wednesday night and Thursday. Three to five inches can be expected in our area.

All of this rain combined with saturated soils will cause significant rises on area rivers through Wednesday afternoon.

A Flood Watch means there is potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

Per our update from the National Weather Service, this is a very active weather event that is just beginning. The creeks/streams will rise first, with the rivers cresting later. Landslide events are possible as well.
To check the river level on the Cowlitz River at Castle Rock, click here:…/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi…
To check the river level on the Cowlitz River at Kelso, click here:…/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi…

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