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Warnings

red flag
Benton County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...
WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST. OCCASIONAL SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW WINDS
AROUND 40 MPH AND HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO 4.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Franklin County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...
WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST. OCCASIONAL SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW WINDS
AROUND 40 MPH AND HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO 4.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Grant County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...
WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST. OCCASIONAL SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW WINDS
AROUND 40 MPH AND HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO 4.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Klickitat County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...
WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST. OCCASIONAL SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW WINDS
AROUND 40 MPH AND HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO 4.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Yakima County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS FIRE
WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...OR645...
WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS AND MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST. OCCASIONAL SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW WINDS
AROUND 40 MPH AND HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3 TO 4.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Watches

flash flood
Douglas County, WA

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...EAST SLOPES NORTHERN
CASCADES...WESTERN EDGE OF THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WENATCHEE
AREA.

* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* A MOIST LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE A BAND OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES.
EMBEDDED IN THIS BAND WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES. THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE OVER THE AREA INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

* HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASHING FLOODING OR MUD AND DEBRIS
FLOWS. THE AREAS OF GREATEST CONCERN WILL BE IN AND AROUND THE
RECENT BURN SCARS FROM WILDFIRES IN 2012...2013...AND SO FAR
THROUGH 2014. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BURN SCARS...

THE CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS...BUSINESSES...AND
MOTORISTS IN THE METHOW VALLEY. THIS INCLUDES MOTORISTS ON US
HIGHWAY 97 FROM CHELAN TO BREWSTER AND STATE HIGHWAY 153 FROM
PATEROS TO TWISP.

THE MILLS CANYON FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN
MILLS AND OTHER NEARBY CANYONS IN THE ENTIAT RIVER VALLEY...AS
WELL AS MOTORISTS BELOW THE BURNED AREAS ON ENTIAT RIVER ROAD
AND U.S. HIGHWAY 97A.

THE LONE MOUNTAIN FIRE IN THE STEHEKING RIVER VALLEY AFFECTING
RESIDENTS AND RECREATIONISTS IN AND BELOW BOULDER CREEK AND
THOSE ON THE STEHEKIN RIVER ROAD BELOW THE BOULDER CREEK
DRAINAGE.

THE CANYON...POISON... AND PEAVINE FIRES ABOVE THE CITIES OF
CASHMERE AND WENATCHEE.

THE BYRD CANYON FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN CRUM
CANYON...OKLAHOMA GULCH...AND BYRD CANYON AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 97
BELOW THE CANYONS.

THE FIRST CREEK FIRE...AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS ALONG
FIRST CREEK AND IN THE LAKE CHELAN STATE PARK...AS WELL AS
THOSE RESIDENTS THAT LIVE AT THE MOUTH OF GRANITE CREEK.

THE GOAT FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN SPRAY CANYON
AND ALONG ANTIONE CREEK.

THE COLOCKUM-TARPS FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS ALONG
COLOCKUM CREEK AND BELOW TARPISCAN ROAD.

THE EAGLE FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN BJORK
CANYON AND EAGLE CREEK ROAD.

THE CHIWAUKUM CREEK FIRE AFFECTING HIGHWAY 2 AT COLOCKUM CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING OR DEBRIS FLOWS. IT TAKES AS LITTLE AS TEN
MINUTES OF HEAVY RAIN TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS IN
AND BELOW AREAS AFFECTED BY WILDFIRES. RAIN RUNS OFF ALMOST
INSTANTLY FROM BURNED SOILS...CAUSING CREEKS AND DRAINAGES TO
FLOOD AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN NORMAL. SOILS IN A BURN SCAR CAN
ALSO BECOME UNSTABLE WHEN IT RAINS...SOMETIMES RESULTING IN DEBRIS
FLOWS AND FALLING ROCK.

RUSHING WATER AND DEBRIS...INCLUDING TREES AND ROCKS...CAN DAMAGE OR
DESTROY CULVERTS...BRIDGES...ROADS...AND BUILDINGS. FLASH FLOODING
AND DEBRIS FLOW PATHS ARE UNPREDICTABLE AND CAN AFFECT LOCATIONS
THAT ARE MILES AWAY FROM A BURNED AREA.

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

&&

$$

Okanogan County, WA

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...EAST SLOPES NORTHERN
CASCADES...WESTERN EDGE OF THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WENATCHEE
AREA.

* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* A MOIST LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE A BAND OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES.
EMBEDDED IN THIS BAND WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES. THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE OVER THE AREA INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

* HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASHING FLOODING OR MUD AND DEBRIS
FLOWS. THE AREAS OF GREATEST CONCERN WILL BE IN AND AROUND THE
RECENT BURN SCARS FROM WILDFIRES IN 2012...2013...AND SO FAR
THROUGH 2014. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BURN SCARS...

THE CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS...BUSINESSES...AND
MOTORISTS IN THE METHOW VALLEY. THIS INCLUDES MOTORISTS ON US
HIGHWAY 97 FROM CHELAN TO BREWSTER AND STATE HIGHWAY 153 FROM
PATEROS TO TWISP.

THE MILLS CANYON FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN
MILLS AND OTHER NEARBY CANYONS IN THE ENTIAT RIVER VALLEY...AS
WELL AS MOTORISTS BELOW THE BURNED AREAS ON ENTIAT RIVER ROAD
AND U.S. HIGHWAY 97A.

THE LONE MOUNTAIN FIRE IN THE STEHEKING RIVER VALLEY AFFECTING
RESIDENTS AND RECREATIONISTS IN AND BELOW BOULDER CREEK AND
THOSE ON THE STEHEKIN RIVER ROAD BELOW THE BOULDER CREEK
DRAINAGE.

THE CANYON...POISON... AND PEAVINE FIRES ABOVE THE CITIES OF
CASHMERE AND WENATCHEE.

THE BYRD CANYON FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN CRUM
CANYON...OKLAHOMA GULCH...AND BYRD CANYON AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 97
BELOW THE CANYONS.

THE FIRST CREEK FIRE...AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS ALONG
FIRST CREEK AND IN THE LAKE CHELAN STATE PARK...AS WELL AS
THOSE RESIDENTS THAT LIVE AT THE MOUTH OF GRANITE CREEK.

THE GOAT FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN SPRAY CANYON
AND ALONG ANTIONE CREEK.

THE COLOCKUM-TARPS FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS ALONG
COLOCKUM CREEK AND BELOW TARPISCAN ROAD.

THE EAGLE FIRE AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN BJORK
CANYON AND EAGLE CREEK ROAD.

THE CHIWAUKUM CREEK FIRE AFFECTING HIGHWAY 2 AT COLOCKUM CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING OR DEBRIS FLOWS. IT TAKES AS LITTLE AS TEN
MINUTES OF HEAVY RAIN TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS IN
AND BELOW AREAS AFFECTED BY WILDFIRES. RAIN RUNS OFF ALMOST
INSTANTLY FROM BURNED SOILS...CAUSING CREEKS AND DRAINAGES TO
FLOOD AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN NORMAL. SOILS IN A BURN SCAR CAN
ALSO BECOME UNSTABLE WHEN IT RAINS...SOMETIMES RESULTING IN DEBRIS
FLOWS AND FALLING ROCK.

RUSHING WATER AND DEBRIS...INCLUDING TREES AND ROCKS...CAN DAMAGE OR
DESTROY CULVERTS...BRIDGES...ROADS...AND BUILDINGS. FLASH FLOODING
AND DEBRIS FLOW PATHS ARE UNPREDICTABLE AND CAN AFFECT LOCATIONS
THAT ARE MILES AWAY FROM A BURNED AREA.

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

&&

$$

UPDATED: KHQ Weather Authority Forecast

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Tuesday Night Weather Update: Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms
 
Tonight~ Chance for rain and thunderstorms, 85° tomorrow.
 
Satellite & Radar:In the next 24 hours, we are going to see showers and thunderstorms throughout the area. This system is going to bring heavy rain...especially where the Carlton Complex fire is burning. This sounds wonderful and will probably help the fires, but the heavy rain could bring flash flooding to the area that was just burned. So, we could see more damage with flooding and debris flows.
 
Flash Flood Watch~Slopes of the Cascades, Okanogan Valley and in the Wenatchee Area.
 
Red Flag Warning: is now in place across the lower Columbia Basin until 11pm on Wednesday. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible in that area today AND tomorrow. Lightning strikes and gusty outflow winds are the biggest concerns.
 
7-Day Forecast: Thursday looks like we could see some morning showers, but you weekend looks heavenly!! 80s and sunny both Saturday and Sunday. Than things really warm up during the week...highs in the 90s!
 
~Katie

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 59°

Isolated Showers/T-Storms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

Showers & PM T/Storms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 52°

AM Showers, Clearing

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 53°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 56°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 60°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 63°

Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 75°(Feels like 77°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: NNE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16
  • Sunset: 20:37
  • Humidity: 48%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 77°(Feels like 78°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: ESE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:14
  • Sunset: 20:36
  • Humidity: 48%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: VRB @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:14
  • Sunset: 20:38
  • Humidity: 53%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:12
  • Sunset: 20:35
  • Humidity: 64%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 75°(Feels like 77°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: ENE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16
  • Sunset: 20:37
  • Humidity: 50%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 82°(Feels like 81°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: VRB @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17
  • Sunset: 20:32
  • Humidity: 34%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.16 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:09
  • Sunset: 19:35
  • Humidity: 56%
  • UV Index: 10.00
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  • Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
  • Blake Jensen

    Blake Jensen

    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
  • Amy Rose

    Amy Rose

    Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.>>
    Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.>>