Storm Update: Skokomish Flood Concerns

Whew! What a stormy day! November is finally kicking into gear and in a somewhat dramatic fashion. Rain isn’t all too rare here, but if you’re heading for the coast, mountains or north interior, get ready for a wind smackdown. Gusts exceeding 50 mph are expected in the previously mentioned areas with weaker wind speeds around the greater Seattle area. I’d say gusts as high as 30 mph, but not much more than that. By Friday morning some Kitsap locations could exceed an inch of rain, raising flooding concerns for the Skokomish River. This will have to be monitored closely. Here’s the latest updated Flood Watch issued by the NWS:

… Flood Watch remains in effect from 4 PM PST this afternoon
through late Friday night…

* the Skokomish River in Mason County is the river most likely
to rise above flood stage. River models currently show that
the Skokomish River could reach flood stage late Thursday
night and crest early Friday morning.

So far we have had 0.25” of rain with plenty more coming. Stay tuned for further developments…

On a lighter note, a fellow blog reader has requested a forecast for the Kitsap Pee Wee Football playoffs, so stay tuned for that special forecast tomorrow 😉

Make it a great day,

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

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13 thoughts on “Storm Update: Skokomish Flood Concerns

  1. Thanks Matt. I just emailed you a photo that is an example of your target group for the upcoming forcast.

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