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Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State WASHINGTON
County/Area WHITMAN
WFO OTX
Report Source Broadcast Media
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-04-01 00:00:00.0 PST-8
Begin Location 1SSW PALOUSE
Begin Lat/Lon 46.91/-117.08
End Date 2012-04-01 10:00:00.0 PST-8
End Location 1SW PALOUSE
End Lat/Lon 46.91/-117.08
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A stagnant long wave pattern featuring a broad trough off the Pacific Northwest Coast and upper-level ridge over the central United States resulted in a parade of moist storm systems tracking through the Inland Northwest culminating on April 1st. By this time, flooding was coming to an end on the Palouse River in the Palouse. Flood waters became an issue back on March 26th as the first in the series of wet storm systems moved through the area. Daily rainfall accumulations ranged between a quarter to just over a half an inch for the week leading up to April 1st aside from March 28th. This concluded record setting precipitation totals for the month of March. The extended stretch of wet weather was compounded by low to mid elevation snow melt that aided in the rises on the Palouse River.
Event Narrative Hayton Green Park in Palouse was flooded as well as the residence at 415 West Main Street near the park. Flooding was also observed up to the base of the house in the neighboring property. Damage was estimated.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PALOUSE WHITMAN CO. WA 04/01/2012 00:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 5.00K 0.00K