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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 12 at 3:18PM PST until February 14 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...WARM, RAINY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO STREAM RISES... A MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING RAINS AND WARM TEMPERATURES. MELTING MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW, IN COMBINATION WITH THE RAINS, WILL LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. MONDAY AND TUESDAY ARE FORECAST TO BRING EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES...SOME NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...ALONG

This Afternoon

Hi44° Rain Likely

Tonight

Lo35° Rain Likely then Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi58° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo41° Slight Chance Rain

Wednesday

Hi49° Chance Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo39° Chance Rain

Home lost in Methow Valley fires

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Fire in Texas Creek on Tuesday night. Photo by Brandon Furrer.

Update, 6:45 a.m.: Highway 153 is now open to one lane of traffic between Carlton and Gold Creek.

CARLTON — One home has burned down and dozens more are threatened by four fires burning in the Methow Valley.

Fire spokesman Jacob McCann said he did not know if any homes were lost today, although several homes are within the fire’s footprint.

But Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said his deputies confirmed that a Carlton-area home did burn down this afternoon, and everyone inside got out safely.

McCann said that by this afternoon, about 4,500 acres had burned. He didn’t have additional information this evening, but said, “I’m expecting that number to shoot up because we had such active fire this afternoon.

The Stokes Road Fire, where about 7 homes were under immediate evacuation recommendations, came back down Texas Creek and crossed Highway 153 this afternoon.

The highway is now closed from Carlton to Gold Creek.

Residents in other areas, including Gold Creek, Libby Creek and some near Pearrygin, were also warned to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, Rogers said.

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