|Okanogan / Malott, WA 98840
|Warning Date: 1:50 PM PDT on July 23, 2014
|Warning Description: Flash Flood Warning
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Warning Description: Flash Flood Warning
Warning Date: 1:50 PM PDT on July 23, 2014
WarningSum:...The Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 400 Pm Pdt For
The Carlton And Cougar Complex Burn Scars In South Central
Warning Message:At 150 PM PDT...Doppler radar indicated that additional storms are
moving over the warned area and more rain is expected.
Rainfall over the burn scars can result in debris flows. The debris
flow can consist of rock...mud...vegetation and other loose
Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Twisp...foggy dew campground...crater creek campground and Carlton.
Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.
The affected areas are the Cougar complex fire burn scars between
the Okanogan and Methow rivers. 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... and State
Highway 153 from Carlton to Winthrop...should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.
The affected areas are the Carlton complex fire burn scars above the
Methow River Valley. High intensity rainfall on the burned areas may
cause dangerous flash flooding and debris flows. Residents and
motorists in and below the Carlton complex fire burn scar in the
Methow Valley and State Highway 153 from Pateros to Twisp...should
take immediate precautions to protect life and property.
Lat...Lon 4847 11996 4812 12014 4821 12024 4854 12009
WarningDesc:Flash Flood Watch
WarningDate:7:04 am PDT on July 23, 2014
WarningSum:...Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through This Evening...
Warning Message: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 this evening
* a moist low pressure system will produce a band of moderate to
heavy rainfall over the east slopes of the northern Cascades.
Embedded in this band will be the potential for some
thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall rates. Thunderstorms
will continue to be possible over the area into the evening
* Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding or mud and debris
flows. The areas of greatest concern will be in and around the
recent burn scars from wildfires in 2012...2013...and so far
through 2014. This includes the following burn scars...
The Carlton complex fire affecting residents...businesses...and
motorists in the Methow Valley and portions of the Okanogan
Valley. This includes motorists on US Highway 97 from Chelan to
Brewster and State Highway 153 from Pateros to Twisp.
The Mills canyon fire affecting residents and motorists in Mills
Canyon and other nearby canyons in the Entiat River Valley...as
well as motorists below the burned areas on Entiat River Road and
U.S. Highway 97a.
The Lone Mountain fire in the Stehekin River valley affecting
residents and recreationists in and below Boulder Creek and those
on the Stehekin River Road below the Boulder Creek drainage.
The canyon...poison... and Peavine fires above the cities of
Cashmere and Wenatchee.
The Byrd Canyon fire affecting residents and motorists in Crum
Canyon...Oklahoma Gulch...and Byrd Canyon as well as Highway
97 below the canyons.
The First Creek fire...affecting residents and motorists along
First Creek and in the Lake Chelan State Park...as well as those
residents that live at the mouth of Granite creek.
The goat fire affecting residents and motorists in Spray Canyon
and along antione creek.
The colockum-tarps fire affecting residents and motorists along
colockum creek and below tarpiscan Road.
The Eagle fire affecting residents and motorists in Bjork Canyon
and Eagle Creek Road.
The Chiwaukum creek fire affecting Highway 2 at colockum creek.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding or debris flows. It takes as little as ten
minutes of heavy rain to cause flash flooding and debris flows in
and below areas affected by wildfires. Rain runs off almost
instantly from burned soils...causing creeks and drainages to
flood at a much faster rate than normal. Soils in a burn scar can
also become unstable when it rains...sometimes resulting in
debris flows and Falling Rock.
Rushing water and debris...including trees and rocks...can damage
or destroy culverts...bridges...roads...and buildings. Flash
flooding and debris flow paths are unpredictable and can affect
locations that are miles away from a burned area.
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