Tuesday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Snohomish Health District to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the infected traveler. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Skokomish River at Potlatch. According to forecasters, persistent rainfall through the day today and continued rainfall through the evening will cause the Skokomish River to rise about
flood stage this evening.
Minor flooding is forecast with moderate flooding possible Thursday. The river will rise above the 16.5-foot flood stage around 7 PM Tuesday and crest near 17.6 feet around 4 PM Thursday.
At 17.5 feet, the Skokomish River will cause moderate flooding, with deep and quick flood waters inundating some residential areas, many roads, and much of the farm land in the Skokomish Valley. Inundated roads include the Skokomish Valley Road, Bourgault Road West, Purdy Cutoff Road, and Highway 106.
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the January 21, 2020 Shelton City Council meeting. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live at 6 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Mason County effective from this afternoon through late Wednesday night. Forecasters say heavy rainfall of 2 to 5 inches with snow levels around 3000 feet possible over Mason County through Wednesday night. This will lead to rapid rises on the Skokomish River which could reach minor flood stage as early as this evening. Addtional heavy rainfall with rising snow levels likely into the weekend.
The River is expected to crest around 17 feet about 4 AM Wednesday. Drop just below the 16.5-foot flood stage about 10 AM and rise above flood stage six hours later. The Skokomish is forecast to reach “Moderate” flood stage early Thursday morning.
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the January 21, 2020 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.
Here is the meeting’s agenda:
Three Shelton wrestlers won their weight class in the King of the Hills Battle for the Belt at Black Hills High School Saturday.
Cameraon MacAlevy won at 132 pounds.
Robert Allred took 1st at 145 pounds.
Michael Gilman was 1st at 170 pounds.
Braden MacAlevy placed 2nd at 138 pounds.
Six Highclimbers placed at the Napavine Tiger Classic Saturday.
Drew Schirman placed 2nd at 120 pounds.
Cameron Coady took 3rd at 113 pounds.
Kevin Cruz was 3rd at 160 pounds.
Daniel Tausa placed 4th at 220 pounds.
Mario Boxley finished 4th at 182 pounds.
Adrian Deacon was 5th at 170 pounds.
The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team lost at Naselle Saturday 76 to 51. The Owls drop to 5-and-6 on the season. They return to 1B Coastal League play Tuesday at Wishkah Valley. Both teams from Matlock travel to Taholah on Wednesday.