Flood Watch

05/16/2019 2:45 AM through 05/16/2019 10:45 AM

Flood Watch issued May 16 at 2:45AM PDT until May 18 at 8:00AM PDT by NWS Pendleton OR


A slow moving and moisture abundant weather system will produce
excessive rainfall in the watch areas. This will lead to rises in
the small streams and rivers coming out of the mountains with the
potential for some flooding.
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.


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

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Target Area

Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington; Northwest Blue Mountains; Grande Ronde Valley; Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon; Wallowa County; Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon

Sender: NWS Pendleton OR
Sent: 2:45 AM on 05-16-2019