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Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 7:01PM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

Overnight

Lo63° Scattered Showers

Wednesday

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo58° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo59° Breezy

Friday

Hi83° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

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I drove out to Highway 97A yesterday where a rock went through the windshield of a car just south of Rocky Reach Dam, injuring the driver. On the scanner, where I heard about the accident, it came over as an injury collision between a rock and a car so I wasn't expecting to see a big hole in the windshield of the car when I came upon the accident scene.

After my initial surprise, I tried to figure out how to show what happened in one photo but a series of pictures ended up being pretty interesting. The state patrol opened the passenger door during their investigation and with a little waiting, I could photograph the rock on the passenger floorboard and a trooper through the windshield.

They closed the door and I began working on reflections I saw in the glass.

Finally, I talked to the victim's brother, getting some quotes and information and then photographing him recording the damage.

Thankfully the driver survived but with a broken wrist, hand, nose and some cuts on his forehead.

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