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Current Conditions - Leavenworth, WA
5 Day Forecast for ZIP Code 98826
Forecast for Leavenworth
... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of north central Washington...
including the following areas... east slopes northern
Cascades... western edge of the Okanogan Valley and Wenatchee
* From Wednesday morning through Wednesday 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 flashing 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. 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 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 steheking River Valley affecting
residents and recreationists in and below Boulder Creek and
those on the Stehekin River Road below the Boulder Creek
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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