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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 5:18 pm 
Looks like the Pac NW is getting hammered with some record high rainfall...how will this affect areas already considered for repair of washouts from seasons past? Will new studies be required, will new washouts mean reconsideration of fixing previous ones?

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 5:25 pm 
Hard to say what the damage will be, but from the reports I'm getting, this could be even worse than the fall 2003 floods. Nothing from trails, of course, but stream flows on a lot of rivers are really high, and these are many of the same conditions we saw in 2003: heavy sustained windfall, warm temperatures. And add to that some gusting high winds. Not pretty.

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 5:25 pm 
meant to say sustained "rainfall" not windfall.

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 5:36 pm 
Mooky soil + rainfall = cross-cutting workparties. I'll oil up my saws, Hank Longfellow and The Li'l Bucker. With the budgets constantly being cut, I don't know how the SP, NPS & FS, etc are going to keep up.

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 5:46 pm 
KOMO 4 reports that "The mountains have already seen 10-12" since Friday and another 4-6" is expected on top of that through Tuesday morning." And it's across the Cascades, whereas in 2003 the worst of it was focused on the Darrington area. Job security for trail maintenance organizations, I guess. http://www.komotv.com/news/4565777.html

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 6:05 pm 
Lynnwood rainshadow
I don't know what all the fuss is about with this supposed "rainstorm". lol.gif We've had barely a sprinkle all day in Lynnwood. Hardly enough to water the lawn, let alone cause flooding. It's pretty weird, since we are usually in the convergence zone rainshower area. But from looking at the weather radar images several times today, hardly any rain fell on this immediate area. 90% of the day it was not raining at all, and it was just light sprinkles when it did.

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 6:09 pm 
24 hour totals 6" tinkham 7.2" Stevens 8.2" Johnson Ridge (Skykomish) 6" Lester man that is a *lot* of water! Check here for places of interest, this site is great for record viewing up to 7 days. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mso/newrgl.php Hamilton Mtn by Cascade locks...11.4" in 24 hours! that's NUTZ!

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 6:12 pm 
the Gorge and the Coast down here have been BAD!!! Some small town(forgot the name embarassedlaugh.gif ) just got 5" in 2 hours eek.gif !

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 6:33 pm 
Light-to-moderate rain here on the Idaho border embarassedlaugh.gif

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 6:42 pm 
Lookit this: http://hydromet.atmos.washington.edu/ 11 locations predicted to crest above 100 year flood levels

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 7:01 pm 
Skykomish River @ Gold Bar has now hit 101,000 cubic feet per second, nearing record high.

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 7:04 pm 
I guess that means you need to hit Sunset and Eagle Falls along with Snoqualmie. Your honor depends on it.

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 7:10 pm 
I sure hope Moosefish & family come out of this okay.

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PostMon Nov 06, 2006 7:15 pm 
ditto.gif and Kat, and anyone else who is in danger. Be safe folks!!

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