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Weather Alerts for Spokane

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Warning  FLOOD WARNING   Flood Warning
SPOKANE
Areas Affected:
Spokane
Effective: Tue 4:31 am Updated: Tue 10:30 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat 1:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely
 
Details:
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in
Idaho...Washington...
Lake Coeur d Alene     AFFECTING Benewah and Kootenai Counties
Spokane River at Spokane AFFECTING Spokane County
St Joe River at St Maries AFFECTING Benewah County
The Flood Warning continues for
The Spokane River at Spokane.
* until Saturday afternoon.
* At  3:45 AM Tuesday the stage was 27.94 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue to fall to below flood
stage by early Saturday morning.
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* At  28.0 feet...Flooding in sections of Peaceful Valley is likely.
Minor flooding along Upriver Drive and in the Riverpoint Industrial
area is also possible.
* At  27.5 feet...Water will be over one lane of Upriver Drive between
Stone and Regal Streets and encroach onto the shoulder of the road
in other sections of Upriver Drive between Stone and Granite
Streets.
* At  27.0 feet...Significant stretches of the Centennial Trail
between Mission Avenue and Greene Street will be inundated. Minor
flooding will occur along the river`s edge in Peaceful Valley Park
and in the yards of homes at the east end of Water Street. The
River may back up through storm drains onto Main Street near its
intersection with Elm Street in Peaceful Valley. Minor flooding of
low lying areas along the Spokane River Valley will occur.
* At  25.4 feet...Sections of the Centennial Trail along Upriver
Drive, between Mission Avenue and Greene Street, will be covered in
water. Water will be at the trail`s edge in several locations along
this same stretch.

Information:
Additional information is available at:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=otx
The spring snow melt runoff in lakes and rivers is dangerously cold
and can be life threatening for those that come into contact with the
water. Take appropriate precautions.
Be aware of large debris in the river. High water levels can push
logs and other large debris into the river...increasing the danger to
people and boats.
Never drive cars...Trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded
areas. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage. As little
as one foot of water on the road can move most vehicles off the road.

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