UNION/WALLOWA COUNTY:  Flood watch in effect

UNION/WALLOWA COUNTY: Flood watch in effect

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Flood Watch for northeast Oregon, Blue Mountains, Grande Ronde Valley, Northern Blue Mountains, and Wallowa County. This watch is issued due to heavy rainfall in some locations, with a possibility of up to 3 inches. The watch has been issued through Saturday morning.

(verbiage from NOAA)
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING…

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of northeast Oregon and southeast
Washington, including the following areas, in northeast
Oregon, Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon, Grande Ronde Valley, Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon, and Wallowa County. In southeast Washington, Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington and Northwest Blue Mountains.

* From 2 PM PDT this afternoon through Saturday morning

* One to three inches of rainfall is expected over the next 48 hours. The greater rainfall amounts will be over the Blue Mountains and the Wallowa mountains.

* Small streams are likely to rise rapidly and then feed into the larger main rivers causing them to rise. Initial flooding will occur along the small streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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