Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
943 PM PDT THU AUG 21 2014

...STORMS TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD
SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS...

.SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
INTO FRIDAY EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN
AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE
CARLTON...CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK... DUNCAN...MILLS
CREEK...AND HANSEL SCARS. OTHER BURN SCARS FROM 2012 AND 2013 MAY
ALSO BE VULNERABLE IF STORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL LINGER OVER
A SPOT BURNED CLEAR OF VEGETATION.

WAZ041>043-221715-
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WENATCHEE AREA-EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-OKANOGAN VALLEY-
943 PM PDT THU AUG 21 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT 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.

* THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
  IN EXCESS OF A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF
  TIME. HEAVY RAIN AMOUNTS WILL BE SPOTTY...BUT THE POTENTIAL
  EXISTS FOR THE BURN SCAR AREAS TO RECEIVE RAIN AMOUNTS THAT
  COULD CAUSE MUD SLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...OR DANGEROUS FLASH
  FLOODING.

* THE AREAS AT GREATEST RISK ARE IN AND BELOW THE AREAS BURNED
  BY THE RECENT WILDFIRES IN THE EAST CASCADES...INCLUDING THE
  COUGAR AND CARLTON COMPLEX FIRES...THE CHIWAUKUM COMPLEX...THE
  MILLS CANYON FIRE...THE LONE MOUNTAIN FIRE...THE LITTLE BRIDGE
  CREEK FIRE...AND THE UPPER FALLS FIRE. AREAS BURNED IN THE
  2012 AND 2013 WILDFIRES ALSO STILL HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF
  FLASH FLOODING.

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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