Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KOTX
1225 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

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EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-
1225 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING EAST SLOPES ...NORTHERN CASCADES.

* UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING

* THUNDERSTORMS ARE BEGINNING TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES OF
  THE CASCADES. THESE STORMS WILL SLOWLY MOVE TO THE WEST. VERY
  HEAVY RAIN WILL OCCUR WITH THESE STORMS. SOME STORMS WILL PUT
  DOWN A LARGE AMOUNT OF RAIN IN A SMALL PERIOD OF TIME. THIS WILL
  RAISE THE CONCERN OF FLASH FLOODING...MAINLY FOR THE RECENT BURN
  SCARS.

* THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR THESE STORMS TO DEVELOP OVER THE 2014
  BURN SCARS...CARLTON COMPLEX...MILLS CANYON AND CHIWAUKUM
  COMPLEX. HOWEVER GIVEN THE WESTERLY TRAJECTORY...THE STRONGEST
  STORMS ARE ANTICIPATED ALONG THE CREST OF THE CASCADES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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