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Thursday, January 8, 2009

North Idaho Getting Worst Of Weather

Congratulations North Idaho, you're the recipient of a whole mess of precipitation!

According to the National Weather Service, north Idaho, not eastern Washington, is seeing the brunt of the recent rain and melt-off. According to meteorologist John Fox, flood warnings have been issued for the Coeur d’Alene River in Cataldo and the Palouse River, and there are ice jams in the St. Joe River.

While Coeur d’Alene had less than an inch of rain, the Northern Panhandle had anywhere from 1 to 4 inches.

The cold weather expected tonight will help to slow the rapid runoff into the rivers though. Temperatures are expected to drop throughout the day into the 20s tonight. Of course, that will turn all the standing water into a sheet of ice.

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