Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1249 PM PDT FRI APR 22 2016

...The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers and lakes in Washington...

  Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

...Unseasonably warm temperatures have resulted in increased snow melt.
This snow melt...in combination with the perodic threat of rain...is
expected to push river levels above flood stage...


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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1249 PM PDT FRI APR 22 2016

The National Weather Service in Spokane, WA has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* from late tonight to late Wednesday night.
* At 12:15 PM Friday the stage was 14.63 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by early tomorrow and continue to
  rise to near  15.9 feet by Monday morning. The river is forecast to
  fall below flood stage by Wednesday early afternoon.

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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 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 accross 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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