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Douglas County, WA

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES...OKANOGAN
VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA.

* THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
IN EXCESS OF A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF
TIME. HEAVY RAIN AMOUNTS WILL BE SPOTTY...BUT THE POTENTIAL
EXISTS FOR THE BURN SCAR AREAS TO RECEIVE RAIN AMOUNTS THAT
COULD CAUSE MUD SLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...OR DANGEROUS FLASH
FLOODING.

* THE AREAS AT GREATEST RISK ARE IN AND BELOW THE AREAS BURNED
BY THE RECENT WILDFIRES IN THE EAST CASCADES...INCLUDING THE
COUGAR AND CARLTON COMPLEX FIRES...THE CHIWAUKUM COMPLEX...THE
MILLS CANYON FIRE...THE LONE MOUNTAIN FIRE...THE LITTLE BRIDGE
CREEK FIRE...AND THE UPPER FALLS FIRE. AREAS BURNED IN THE
2012 AND 2013 WILDFIRES ALSO STILL HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF
FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING OR DEBRIS FLOWS. FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS
FLOWS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD REMAIN
ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS...MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO
OR OTHER WEATHER INFORMATION SOURCES. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
ON SHORT NOTICE IF HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS OR IF FLASH FLOOD
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX

&&

$$

Okanogan County, WA

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES...OKANOGAN
VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA.

* THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
IN EXCESS OF A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF
TIME. HEAVY RAIN AMOUNTS WILL BE SPOTTY...BUT THE POTENTIAL
EXISTS FOR THE BURN SCAR AREAS TO RECEIVE RAIN AMOUNTS THAT
COULD CAUSE MUD SLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...OR DANGEROUS FLASH
FLOODING.

* THE AREAS AT GREATEST RISK ARE IN AND BELOW THE AREAS BURNED
BY THE RECENT WILDFIRES IN THE EAST CASCADES...INCLUDING THE
COUGAR AND CARLTON COMPLEX FIRES...THE CHIWAUKUM COMPLEX...THE
MILLS CANYON FIRE...THE LONE MOUNTAIN FIRE...THE LITTLE BRIDGE
CREEK FIRE...AND THE UPPER FALLS FIRE. AREAS BURNED IN THE
2012 AND 2013 WILDFIRES ALSO STILL HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF
FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING OR DEBRIS FLOWS. FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS
FLOWS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD REMAIN
ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS...MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO
OR OTHER WEATHER INFORMATION SOURCES. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
ON SHORT NOTICE IF HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS OR IF FLASH FLOOD
WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX

&&

$$

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