...MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WEDNESDAY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED
THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...
Repeated periods of rainfall over the last several weeks has
increased soil moisture to high levels across western Washington.
Moderate rainfall of up to an inch and a half on Wednesday is
expected. This amount of rain will put extra pressure on soil
instability, leading to an increased threat of landslides being
triggered. This will mostly affect the coast and foothills.
A number of landslides have already been reported in various
locations in western Washington over the last week during or right
after the rainstorms that have occurred. More landslides are
Areas above about 4000 feet in elevation will see mostly snow and
not be affected.
For more information about current conditions, visit
www.weather.gov/seattle, select Hydrology, and then scroll down
for the links to the landslide information pages.
For more information on landslides, visit the website for the
Washington State Department of Natural Resources landslide
geologic hazards at: http://bit.ly/2mtA3wn