New radar tips flood advisory on Olympic Peninsula

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A new radar station on the Washington coast helped the National Weather Service issue a flood advisory Monday for the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula.

A meteorologist at the office in Seattle, Carl Cerniglia, said the Doppler radar near Ocean Shores was being tested Monday and it confirmed heavy rain on the way.

He says, "We saw what they had already and we saw what they had offshore, and it lent confidence in us issuing that advisory."

Small streams could flood in western Clallam and Jefferson counties and parts of Grays Harbor County because of 2-to-3 inches of rain expected in the area by 7 p.m. Monday. By noon, 2.25 inches had fallen at Quillayute, near Forks. The one-day record at Quillayute is 2.39 set in 1975.