Flood Watch in Effect from 3 pm this Afternoon to 10 this Evening

Posted on May 15, 2023

WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, roughly including the Coast Range Crest and points eastward.

Areas in the KYKN listening area impacted include Salem, Stayton, Albany, Dallas, and Woodburn.

* WHEN…From 3 PM this afternoon to 10 PM PDT this evening.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,   creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations, especially in urban areas. Debris flows are possible in areas of  the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, the 2020 Wildfires, and the 2022 Cedar Creek Fire.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…

– Slow moving thunderstorms and high atmospheric moisture have produced conditions conducive for localized very heavy rainfall. Amounts in excess of 1 inch per hour may occur with the most stationary storms.

– http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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