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WGUS86 KOTX 270405
FLSOTX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
905 PM PDT TUE APR 26 2016

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers and lakes in Washington...

Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

...Recent cool temperatures have diminished snow melt contribution to rivers including the Okanogan River...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Additional information is available at: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=otx

The spring snow melt runoff in lakes and rivers is dangerously cold and can be life threatening for those that come into contact with the water. Take appropriate precautions.

Be aware of large debris in the river. High water levels can push logs and other large debris into the river...increasing the danger to people and boats.

Never drive cars...Trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage. As little as one foot of water on the road can move most vehicles off the road.

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WAC047-270435- /O.CAN.KOTX.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160427T1225Z/ /TONW1.1.RS.160423T0830Z.160425T1315Z.160427T0045Z.NO/ 905 PM PDT TUE APR 26 2016

The Flood Warning is cancelled for The Okanogan River near Tonasket. * At 8:15 PM Tuesday the stage was 14.93 feet. * Flood stage is 15.00 feet. * Fell below flood stage at 5:45 PM Tuesday. * Forecast...The river is expected to continue to fall to 13.9 feet by Thursday morning.

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LAT...LON 4895 11945 4893 11932 4825 11951 4832 11968 4895 11945

* At 16.0 feet...Pasture land between Rodeo Track Road and Benton Street, on the east side of the river near Omak, will begin to flood. * At 15.0 feet...Minor flooding of low-lying areas is likely between Oroville and Tonasket.

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WGUS86 KOTX 261529
FLSOTX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
829 AM PDT TUE APR 26 2016

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in Washington...

Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

The Okanogan River near Tonasket will fall below the flood stage of 15 feet late this afternoon or early this evening. Our recent cooler weather pattern has allowed the river to recede following the big mountain snow melt event last week. The Okanogan River is expected to continue receding through this weekend.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Additional information is available at: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=otx

The spring snow melt runoff in lakes and rivers is dangerously cold and can be life threatening for those that come into contact with the water. Take appropriate precautions.

Be aware of large debris in the river. High water levels can push logs and other large debris into the river...increasing the danger to people and boats.

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WAC047-271225- /O.EXT.KOTX.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160427T1225Z/ /TONW1.1.RS.160423T0830Z.160425T1315Z.160427T0025Z.NO/ 829 AM PDT TUE APR 26 2016

...Flood Warning now in effect until late tonight... The Flood Warning continues for The Okanogan River near Tonasket. * until late tonight. * At 8:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 15.27 feet. * Flood stage is 15.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...The river will fall to below the flood stage of 15 feet by late this afternoon or early this evening. The Okanogan River will continue to recede through the upcoming weekend.

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LAT...LON 4895 11945 4893 11932 4825 11951 4832 11968 4895 11945

* At 16.0 feet...Pasture land between Rodeo Track Road and Benton Street, on the east side of the river near Omak, will begin to flood. * At 15.0 feet...Minor flooding of low-lying areas is likely between Oroville and Tonasket.

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