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Event Heavy Rain
State WASHINGTON
County/Area CHELAN
WFO OTX
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-07-25 06:00:00.0 PST-8
Begin Location 0N WENATCHEE
Begin Lat/Lon 47.42/-120.32
End Date 2011-07-25 12:30:00.0 PST-8
End Location 6N AZWELL
End Lat/Lon 48.04/-119.86
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 640.00K
Episode Narrative A dynamic and potent frontal system moved across north central Washington during the morning hours. Thunderstorms developed just out ahead and along the cold front with periods of moderate to heavy rain reported in the Wenatchee Area.
Event Narrative Significant rainfall resulted in cherry damage to several orchards from the Wenatchee area, northward toward Pateros. It was reported that up to approximately fifteen percent or more of the cherry orchards were damaged. The Skeena variety of cherries was most damaged as the rainfall resulted in severe cracking of fruit. The ASOS at the Wenatchee Airport reported 0.30 inches of rainfall between 0600PST and 1200PST. Damage estimations were based on a loss of 150 tons of cherries combined with the additional costs of renting roughly a dozen helicopters used to dry the orchards. One helicopter pilot died when the low-flying aircraft clipped a power-line and crashed.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 640.00K
WENATCHEE CHELAN CO. WA 07/25/2011 06:00 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 640.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 640.00K