Eastern Washington and North Idaho Watches and Warnings

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WGUS66 KOTX 272000
FFAOTX
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
100 PM PDT Sat May 27 2017

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE, WA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS AND LAKES IN WASHINGTON...

ENTIAT RIVER NEAR ARDENVOIR AFFECTING CHELAN COUNTY STEHEKIN RIVER AT STEHEKIN AFFECTING CHELAN COUNTY

...Warmer temperatures will increase high mountain snowmelt and lead to renewed rises on areas rivers...

MONITOR CURRENT WATER LEVELS ON THE WEB AT: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=OTX

HERE ARE SOME FORECASTS FOR AREA RIVERS AND LAKES:

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RESIDENTS AND THOSE WITH INTERESTS NEAR THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR RISING WATER LEVELS AND BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS.

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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WAC007-282000- /O.NEW.KOTX.FL.A.0021.170529T1142Z-170601T0058Z/ /ARDW1.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ 100 PM PDT Sat May 27 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE, WA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR THE ENTIAT RIVER NEAR ARDENVOIR * FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT TO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. * AT 12:00 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.6 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. * FLOOD STAGE IS 7.50 FEET. * FORECAST...FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY MONDAY MORNING.

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LAT...LON 4790 12058 4798 12049 4769 12021 4759 12025 4790 12058

* AT 7.5 FEET...MINOR FLOODING IS LIKELY IN THE ENTIAT VALLEY.

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WAC007-281959- /O.NEW.KOTX.FL.A.0022.170529T1014Z-000000T0000Z/ /STHW1.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ 100 PM PDT Sat May 27 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE, WA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR THE STEHEKIN RIVER AT STEHEKIN * FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 12:30 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 22.4 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. * FLOOD STAGE IS 24.00 FEET. * FORECAST...FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY MONDAY MORNING.

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LAT...LON 4849 12076 4832 12057 4825 12067 4831 12101 4848 12103 * AT 24.0 FEET...THE RIVER MAY BE OUT OF ITS BANKS IN SPOTS AND ONTO THE STEHEKIN VALLEY ROAD AND COMPANY CREEK ROAD. * AT 23.8 FEET...MCGREGOR'S MEADOW ROAD WILL BE MOSTLY FLOODED. * AT 23.5 FEET...SOME WATER MAY BE OVER MCGREGOR MEADOWS ROAD AND THE DRIVE THROUGH THE TOLLBER PASTURE. PART OF THE HARLEQUIN CAMPGROUND MAY BE FLOODED.

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WGUS86 KOTX 271946
FLSOTX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1246 PM PDT Sat May 27 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in Washington... Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

...The return of above average temperatures to the region will increase snow melt and cause additional rises on 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.

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WAC047-281946- /O.CON.KOTX.FL.W.0023.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /TONW1.2.SM.170523T1530Z.170603T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 1246 PM PDT Sat May 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for The Okanogan River near Tonasket. * until further notice. * At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 15.93 feet. * Flood stage is 15.00 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring. * Forecast...The river is expected to continue to fall through Monday to near 15.2 ft, and then forecast to rise again by Monday night and possibly continue for the rest of the week.

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

* At 17.0 feet...Low lying fields and pasture land in the flood plain along the Okanogan river valley, from Oroville to Okanogan, will be flooded. Some homes near the river in Okanogan may experience some basement flooding from seepage. Water will be between the railroad and Highway 97 near Cordell, south of Oroville. Water will be against the shoulder of Omak River Road across from Wanacut Creek. * 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 270027
FLSOTX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
527 PM PDT Fri May 26 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in Washington... Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

...The return of above average temperatures to the region will increase snow melt and cause additional rises on 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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WAC047-280027- /O.CON.KOTX.FL.W.0023.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /TONW1.2.SM.170523T1530Z.170603T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 527 PM PDT Fri May 26 2017

The Flood Warning continues for The Okanogan River near Tonasket. * until further notice. * At 5:15 PM Friday the stage was 16.37 feet. * Flood stage is 15.00 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast. * Forecast...The river is expected to continue to rise to near 17.3 feet by Friday afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.

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

* At 18.0 feet...Major flooding of surrounding cropland is likely. Some homes and buildings adjacent to the river will experience some basement and first floor flooding. * At 17.5 feet...Water will be behind the levee due to seepage, flooding the Motocross track downstream of the City of Okanogan. * At 17.0 feet...Low lying fields and pasture land in the flood plain along the Okanogan river valley, from Oroville to Okanogan, will be flooded. Some homes near the river in Okanogan may experience some basement flooding from seepage. Water will be between the railroad and Highway 97 near Cordell, south of Oroville. Water will be against the shoulder of Omak River Road across from Wanacut Creek. * 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 261339
FLSOTX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
639 AM PDT Fri May 26 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in Washington... Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

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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WAC047-271339- /O.CON.KOTX.FL.W.0023.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /TONW1.2.SM.170523T1530Z.170602T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 639 AM PDT Fri May 26 2017

The Flood Warning continues for The Okanogan River near Tonasket. * until further notice. * At 6:15 AM Friday the stage was 16.66 feet. * Flood stage is 15.00 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring. * Forecast...The river is expected to slowly fall through Saturday though remain above flood stage...before rising again next week.

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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 260042
FLSOTX

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Spokane WA
542 PM PDT THU MAY 25 2017

WAC047-260051-
/O.CAN.KOTX.FA.Y.0011.000000T0000Z-170526T0145Z/
/00000.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Okanogan WA-
542 PM PDT THU MAY 25 2017

...THE SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR SNOWMELT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR NORTHWESTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY...

Flood waters have receded, and are no longer expected to pose a threat to life or property. Please continue to heed any road closures.

LAT...LON 4865 11982 4856 11973 4855 11976 4859 11978 4863 11983 4862 11989

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