Weather Alerts for Okanogan

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Warning  FLOOD WARNING   Flood Warning
OKANOGAN

Areas Affected:
Okanogan
Effective: Thu 10:27 am Updated: Thu 6:30 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri 10:27 am 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 Flood Warning continues for
The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* until further notice.
* At 10:15 AM Thursday the stage was 16.61 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue to rise to
near 16.7 feet by late this afternoon and then fall slowly
through Saturday. The river is expected to rise again
through most of next week.
&&
* 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.
Never drive cars...Trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded
areas. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage. As little
as one foot of water on the road can move most vehicles off the road.