News brief: Rain could cause creeks to fill up this week

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Not a flood warning, or even a so-called flood watch, but a “hydrological outlook” for all of Western Washington that says rain, rain, rain which could lead to flooding on some rivers by mid-week.

Total rainfall amounts through Wednesday are predicted to be in the 2-inch to 4-inch range on the southwest facing slopes of the Central Cascade Mountain Range and the Olympic Mountain Range, according to the National Weather Service.

The bulletin issued just before 5 p.m. today says this amount of rain will likely cause the Skokomish River in Mason County to flood at some point about mid-week and possibly cause some smaller creeks to run near “bankfull”.

A flood watch however was put in place this afternoon in Pierce County for the Puyallup River near Orting.

The weather service recommends people stay tuned to the latest forecasts.

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7 Responses to “News brief: Rain could cause creeks to fill up this week”

  1. crazee says:


    I hear voices in my head, and they DON’T like you!

    And your right, this IS a conspiracy and we are ALL out to get you!

  2. sunshinegirl says:

    When it rains three inches in three days , you do not have to be in a flood zone to flood . That much rain wreaks havoc no matter where it falls and neither God nor wickedness are responsible. It is just that time of the year here in good ole Lewis co. It is not a rare occurance, or a sign of God, useless or not, it is just a lot of rain, just like last month was a lot of dry . no government conspiracy either , just plain old rain.

  3. Falsetto says:

    You guys need to get a life. It’s called sarcasm. The intent of my post, which you both obviously completely misunderstood, is the uselessness of God and how it’s pretty dumb to build in a flood zone.

    Only you can save yourselves. All people like me can do is sit back and comment, nothing more.

    If you’re claiming that I portray myself as some kind of “savior”, you’re mistaken.

    But don’t listen to me, just keep living in a flood zone so that Centralia can bilk the federal government for more “disaster money”.

    We all know where that money goes!

  4. MorningCoffee says:

    Geez, Falsetto!
    How do know God’s intentions anyway? And, maybe, just maybe, whatever is washed away IS the entire intent – no less, and no more.

  5. Guilty Bystander says:

    And yet, here you are, Falsetto. Thanks for your “honest” efforts to save us from ourselves…it can only be for our collective benefit to have our betters (such as yourself) to show us the way away from our sins.

  6. Falsetto says:

    God is going to try once again to wash the wickedness from Lewis County.

    And once again, God will fail.

  7. George says:

    In other words, please be careful out there, folks.

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