Current Watches and Warnings
Washington, East Slopes Northern Cascades
Flash Flood Warning
Statement as of 7:15 PM PDT on August 21, 2014
Expires 1:15 AM EDT on August 22, 2014
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
southwestern Okanogan County in northeast Washington...
* until 1015 PM PDT
* at 712 PM PDT... emergency management reported flash flooding near
Benson creek... or about 6 miles southeast of Twisp as heavy
rainfall from slow moving thunderstorms continue in the area.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Omak... Okanogan... Brewster... Twisp... Pateros... Winthrop... foggy dew
campground... crater creek campground... Loup Loup campground...
Monse... Loup Loup pass... Methow... Black Pine Lake campground...
Malott... Carlton... Mazama... mystery campground and War Creek
Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.
Move away from recently burned areas. Life threatening flooding of
creeks... roads and normally dry arroyos is likely. The heavy rains
will likely trigger Rockslides... mudslides and debris flows in steep
terrain... especially in and around these areas.
The affected areas are the Cougar complex fire burn scars between
the Okanogan and Methow rivers... Carlton complex... Lone Mountain
fire burn scar... along with other burn scars in the area. High
intensity rainfall on the burned areas may cause dangerous flash
flooding and debris flows. Residents and motorists in and below the
Cougar complex fire burn scar in the Methow and Okanogan
valleys... including motorists on State Highway 20 between Twisp and
the Okanogan river... US Highway 97 north from Brewster to
Malott... and State Highway 153 from Carlton to Winthrop... should
take immediate precautions to protect life and property.
Lat... Lon 4844 11948 4801 11967 4809 11967 4808 11972
4810 11977 4806 11989 4796 11988 4796 11998
4804 12015 4807 12015 4812 12031 4816 12036
4822 12035 4831 12054 4862 12042
Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:04 AM PDT on August 21, 2014
... Flash Flood Watch now in effect from 2 PM PDT this afternoon
through Friday evening...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* a portion of north central Washington... including the
following areas... east slopes northern Cascades... Okanogan
Valley and Wenatchee area.
* From 2 PM PDT this afternoon 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
* 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
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
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