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Goodbye Snow, Hello Flood Waters

Say goodbye to lowland snow for now. Warmer temperatures and expected rainstorms Wednesday and Thursday have shifted attention from icy conditions to potential flooding. The National Weather Service on Monday issued a flood watch for 11 counties in the Inland Northwest. They are Spokane, Lincoln, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties in Washington and Kootenai, Bonner, Boundary, Benewah, Latah and Shoshone counties in Idaho. Creeks, small streams, city streets and low-lying areas may be flooded. A long fetch of tropical moisture is moving across the eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to drop a half-inch of rain on much of the Inland Northwest and an inch or more of precipitation in the mountains on Wednesday and Thursday/Mike Prager, SR. More here. (SR photo: Lewis and Clark High School track teammates Wilson Rahn, 16, in back, and Paul Ormsby, 17, take a break from their slushy training run at upper Manito Park)

Question: Do you live in an area that floods?

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