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Update on Skagit River, in Washington State

25 Nov 2017, 10:40 am

Flooding has been an issue over the past few weeks across the Northwest, especially this past week, impacting Thanksgiving plans across parts of the region.

Rising waters along the Skagit River in Washington State led to Flood Warnings all along the river. It even led to evacuations on Thanksgiving Day for some areas, including Mount Vernon, WA. By Thanksgiving Day, the river had reached Major Flood Stage, with a water level greater than 32 feet.

Fortunately drier weather moved in for most of Friday and the river itself created at 33.15 feet that day.

Skagit River Gauge at Mount Vernon, NY. The river crested at 33.15 feet on Friday. (RFC NOAA)

Now the river water levels are going down, leading to a lowering flooding threat.

Still, forecasters will be watching the river as more heavy rain is expected for the Northwest heading into Sunday and during the early part of the coming work week.

Stay dry.

For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.

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