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severe thunderstorm
Klickitat County, WA

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
830 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTH CENTRAL WASCO COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OREGON...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CITY OF THE DALLES...
WESTERN KLICKITAT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...

* UNTIL 930 PM PDT

* AT 824 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 18 MILES SOUTH
OF CITY OF THE DALLES...AND MOVING NORTH AT 35 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
DALLESPORT...CHENOWETH...ROWENA...LYLE...WHITE SALMON...APPLETON...
BZ CORNER...SNOWDEN...GLENWOOD AND TROUT LAKE

IF YOU EXPERIENCE SEVERE WEATHER PLEASE CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN PENDLETON AT 1...8...0...0...2...4...0...4...5...2...7.

LAT...LON 4603 12153 4603 12092 4529 12114 4532 12148
4549 12150 4551 12149 4553 12145 4569 12145
4572 12151
TIME...MOT...LOC 0330Z 191DEG 32KT 4541 12130

$$

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 REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY 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.

* 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 FLASH 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 AND PORTIONS OF THE OKANOGAN
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 CANYON 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 STEHEKIN 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 REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY 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.

* 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 FLASH 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 AND PORTIONS OF THE OKANOGAN
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 CANYON 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 STEHEKIN 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: ENE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16
  • Sunset: 20:37
  • Humidity: 47%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 75°(Feels like 77°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:14
  • Sunset: 20:36
  • Humidity: 52%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 75°(Feels like 77°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.10 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:14
  • Sunset: 20:38
  • Humidity: 54%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:12
  • Sunset: 20:35
  • Humidity: 68%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16
  • Sunset: 20:37
  • Humidity: 51%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: S @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17
  • Sunset: 20:32
  • Humidity: 81%
  • UV Index: 8.00

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:09
  • Sunset: 19:35
  • Humidity: 68%
  • UV Index: 10.00
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    Dave Law

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    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
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    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
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    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.>>