Weather Alerts for Okanogan

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Warning  FLOOD WARNING   Flood Warning
OKANOGAN

Areas Affected:
Okanogan
Effective: Sat 12:46 pm Updated: Sat 7:30 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun 12:46 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in
Washington...
Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County
...The return of above average temperatures to the region will
increase snow melt and cause additional rises on the Okanogan
River...
The Flood Warning continues for
The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* until further notice.
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 15.93 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue to fall through
Monday to near 15.2 ft, and then forecast to rise again by
Monday night and possibly continue for the rest of the  week.
&&
* At  17.0 feet...Low lying fields and pasture land in the flood
plain along the Okanogan river valley, from Oroville to Okanogan,
will be flooded. Some homes near the river in Okanogan may
experience some basement flooding from seepage. Water will be
between the railroad and Highway 97 near Cordell, south of
Oroville. Water will be against the shoulder of Omak River Road
across from Wanacut Creek.
* At  16.0 feet...Pasture land between Rodeo Track Road and Benton
Street, on the east side of the river near Omak, will begin to
flood.
* At  15.0 feet...Minor flooding of low-lying areas is likely between
Oroville and Tonasket.

Information:
Additional information is available at:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=otx
The spring snow melt runoff in lakes and rivers is dangerously cold
and can be life threatening for those that come into contact with the
water. Take appropriate precautions.
Be aware of large debris in the river. High water levels can push
logs and other large debris into the river...increasing the danger to
people and boats.