Heavy Rain Coming Will Lead To Increase Risk Of Landslides January 29, 2018
CLICK TO ENLARGE. Heavy rain in Snohomish County. Sky Valley Chronicle photo.
(SEATTLE, WA.) – The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement early Monday morninig saying heavy rainfall thorugh tonight will lead to an increased threat of landslides in western Washington.
“Rainfall over the past couple of weeks has increased soil moisture to moderate levels across Western Washington,” says the statement. “Heavy rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 2 inches in the interior lowlands and up one to three inches on the coast through this evening is expected to put extra pressure on soil instability, leading to an increased threat of landslides.”
Landslides have already been reported in various locations in Western Washington such as near Hoodsport and in North Seattle. More landslides are possible.
For more information about current conditions, visit: www.weather.gov/seattle, then 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