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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 13 at 2:55PM PST until February 14 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...MILD, WET, AND BREEZY CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO STREAM RISES... AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. EXPECT RISING SNOW LEVELS AND MILD TEMPERATURES LEADING TO MELTING OF THE MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW. THE SNOW MELT IN COMBINATION WITH RAIN MAY LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. TEMPERATURES ON MONDAY...TUESDAY AND

Tonight

Lo34° Rain Likely and Patchy Fog

Sunday

Hi47° Patchy Fog then Cloudy

Sunday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

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Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi47° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi46° Slight Chance Showers

New Methow Valley fire threatens homes, closes Highway 20

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A fire that started Friday afternoon between Twisp and Winthrop has closed Highway 20 and forced evacuations.

A new fire burning between Twisp and Winthrop has closed Highway 20 and forced the immediate evacuation of several roads.

Everything in the area is level 3 (get out now) evacuation,” Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said at 3:15 p.m. Friday, as he was doing evacuation notices.  “It’s burning right in the middle of homes. I don’t know what we’ve lost so far.”

Immediate evacuations were being done along Highway 20 and in Elbow Coulee and Twin Lakes Road and other roads in that area, he said.

Local fire districts were battling the blaze, along with fire crews and the National Guard who are working on the Carlton Complex fire.

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