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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State WASHINGTON
County/Area WHITMAN
WFO OTX
Begin Date 06/06/2009 15:22:00 PST-8
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location COLFAX
Begin Lat/Lon 46.91/-117.34
End Date 06/06/2009 16:30:00 PST-8
End Range 2
End Azimuth N
End Location COLFAX
End Lat/Lon 46.91/-117.34
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The combination of an unstable atmosphere and converging wind boundaries over Lincoln County spawned four tornadoes, as well as large hail and flash flooding. This activity spread into northern Whitman County as well. The tornadoes were observed in a 25 minute period between Wilbur and Creston near Highway 2. All four tornadoes were non-supercell tornadoes and rated EF0. All four tornadoes remained over wheat fields and thus resulted in no property damage. Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm produced quarter sized hail three miles west-southwest of Sprague. Heavy rain also fell with the storms over Lincoln and northern Whitman County. On Highway 23, about five miles northwest of Sprague, water covered portions of the highway between mile posts 48 and 53. In northern Whitman County, mud and debris washed onto roads near Ewen, Colfax, and St. John.
Event Narrative Water and mud was observed over North Palouse Road near the Golf Course.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRESTON LINCOLN CO. WA 06/06/2009 13:50 PST-8 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRESTON LINCOLN CO. WA 06/06/2009 13:50 PST-8 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRESTON LINCOLN CO. WA 06/06/2009 13:50 PST-8 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRESTON LINCOLN CO. WA 06/06/2009 13:50 PST-8 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPRAGUE LINCOLN CO. WA 06/06/2009 13:55 PST-8 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST JOHN WHITMAN CO. WA 06/06/2009 14:09 PST-8 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPRAGUE LINCOLN CO. WA 06/06/2009 14:50 PST-8 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EWAN WHITMAN CO. WA 06/06/2009 15:00 PST-8 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLFAX WHITMAN CO. WA 06/06/2009 15:22 PST-8 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K