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Warnings

red flag
Benton County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS
FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...
OR645...WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND SPREAD EASTWARD
THROUGH THE DAY AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW
WINDS AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Franklin County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS
FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...
OR645...WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND SPREAD EASTWARD
THROUGH THE DAY AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW
WINDS AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Grant County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS
FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...
OR645...WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND SPREAD EASTWARD
THROUGH THE DAY AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW
WINDS AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Klickitat County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS
FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...
OR645...WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND SPREAD EASTWARD
THROUGH THE DAY AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW
WINDS AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Yakima County, WA

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ACROSS
FIRE WEATHER ZONES OR639...OR641...OR642...OR643...OR644...
OR645...WA639...WA641...WA643...WA645...WA675 AND WA681...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ORZ639...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES
OF THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES. IN ORZ641...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
641 LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON. IN ORZ642...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 642 SOUTHERN BLUE AND STRAWBERRY MOUNTAINS. IN ORZ643...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON. IN
ORZ644...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 644 CENTRAL BLUE MOUNTAINS. IN
ORZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645 WALLOWA DISTRICT. IN WAZ639...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 639 EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN WASHINGTON
CASCADES. IN WAZ641... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 641 LOWER COLUMBIA
BASIN OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ643...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 643 BLUE
MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON. IN WAZ645...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 645
ASOTIN COUNTY. IN WAZ675...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 675 EASTERN
WASHINGTON SOUTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN. IN WAZ681...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 681 YAKAMA ALPINE DISTRICT.

* TIMING...STORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND SPREAD EASTWARD
THROUGH THE DAY AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG WITH OUTFLOW
WINDS AROUND 40 MPH AND SMALL HAIL.

* PRECIPITATION...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF WET AND DRY STORMS WITH
ANYWHERE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO OVER ONE QUARTER
OF AN INCH OF RAIN POSSIBLE.

* LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL...3.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS MAY
RESULT IN NUMEROUS FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

Watches

flash flood
Douglas County, WA

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS 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 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
HOURS.

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX

&&

$$

Okanogan County, WA

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS 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 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
HOURS.

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=OTX

&&

$$

UPDATED: KHQ Weather Authority Forecast

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 60°

Wednesday Morning Weather Update: Strong Thunderstorms This Afternoon
 
Today: Potential for severe weather today...especially this afternoon and evening around Spokane. Partly cloudy with isolated showers & t/storms this morning...partly cloudy into about mid-day, then we'll start to see some thunderstorms brewing and pushing west to east from the Cascades. The potential is there for strong thunderstorms to form which would include frequent lightning, hail, heavy downpours and gusty outflow winds. More thunderstorms could start as early as noon over the Cascades then push east and into the Spokane area as early as 2-3pm. The threat lasts until about 10pm tonight. High: 83°
 
Satellite and Radar: A large area of low pressure off the coast will move on shore today, that is the primary cause of these thunderstorms...that and the cold front that will push off from that low. The low will move across us overnight tonight and out of the area by Thursday afternoon allowing for clearing skies. 
 
Flash Flood Watch: is in place over the Methow, Okanogan and Wenatchee Valleys and east slopes of the Cascades, basically the areas where fires have been burning, until 11:00pm tonight. The reason? Heavy rain from thunderstorms has a hard time absorbing into burned surfaces, therefore it runs off the surface and could cause flash floods and debris flow.  
 
Red Flag Warning: is in place over the lower Columbia Basin until 11:00pm tonight for the threat of lightning causing new fires to start and gusting winds helping fires move and grow.
 
-Blake

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 60°

Partly Cloudy AM, PM T/Storms

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 52°

Breezy, Afternoon Clearing

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 53°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 56°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 60°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 63°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 64°

Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: ENE @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17
  • Sunset: 20:36
  • Humidity: 48%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 77°(Feels like 78°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16
  • Sunset: 20:35
  • Humidity: 48%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 75°(Feels like 77°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:15
  • Sunset: 20:37
  • Humidity: 50%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 75°(Feels like 78°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:13
  • Sunset: 20:34
  • Humidity: 57%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 75°(Feels like 77°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17
  • Sunset: 20:36
  • Humidity: 49%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 75°(Feels like 77°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18
  • Sunset: 20:31
  • Humidity: 52%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 73°(Feels like 73°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 30.00 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:10
  • Sunset: 19:34
  • Humidity: 53%
  • UV Index: 10.00
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    Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.
    Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.
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