Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1025 AM PDT Mon May 22 2017

...The National Weather Service in Spokane has upgraded the flood watch
to a flood warning for the Okanogan River.  A flood warning has also been
issued for the Stehekin River in Washington.  Repeating, a flood warning
has been issued for the following rivers...

  Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County
  Stehekin River at Stehekin AFFECTING Chelan County

...Warm temperatures over the next few days will increase high
elevation snow melt.  Snowpack throughout the Cascades and
southern British Columbia remain over 120 percent of normal.
The increased runoff will bring the Okanogan and Stehekin Rivers
into flood stage Tuesday morning...

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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1025 AM PDT Mon May 22 2017

The National Weather Service in Spokane, WA has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* from Tuesday morning until further notice.
* At  9:15 AM Monday the stage was 14.44 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Okanogan River will rise above flood stage by
  tomorrow morning and continue to rise to near 17.0 feet by late
  Friday morning.  The river is expected to remain in minor flood
  stage into early June.

&&

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


* 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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1025 AM PDT Mon May 22 2017

The National Weather Service in Spokane, WA has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Stehekin River at Stehekin.
* from late tonight to Thursday afternoon.
* At  9:30 AM Monday the stage was 22.92 feet.
* Flood stage is 24.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage by early
  Tuesday morning and continue to rise to near 24.7 feet by late
  Wednesday morning. The river is forecast to fall below flood stage by
  Thursday morning.

&&

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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