Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FFAOTX

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1149 PM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY...

.BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD
PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT
WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT
THREAT IN THIS CASE.

WAZ041>043-011800-
/O.CON.KOTX.FF.A.0003.140801T1800Z-140802T0600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-OKANOGAN VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WENATCHEE...CHELAN...ENTIAT...
CASHMERE...LEAVENWORTH...MAZAMA...TWISP...WINTHROP...STEHEKIN...
CONCONULLY...OMAK...OKANOGAN...BREWSTER...BRIDGEPORT...OROVILLE...
NESPELEM
1149 PM PDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY
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.

* FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING POCKETS OF
  HEAVIER RAINFALL COULD LINGER OVER RECENT AND PAST BURN SCARS
  FROM WILDFIRES.

* THE HIGHEST THREAT AREA WILL BE IN AND NEAR THE METHOW VALLEY
  WITH THE CARLTON COMPLEX FIRE...AND DOWNSTREAM INCLUDING ALL
  CREEKS AND STREAMS. COUNTY ROADS COULD SEE WASHOUTS AND
  HIGHWAY 20 COULD ALSO BE AFFECTED FROM PATEROS TO METHOW...
  TWISP AND WINTHROP. THE MILLS CANYON BURN AND CHIWAUKUM
  COMPLEX WILL ALSO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SIMILAR DEBRIS FLOWS.

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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