Alert: Special Weather Statement


From Wed, Jan 11, 12:00 PM PST To Wed, Jan 11, 7:00 PM PST

Special Weather Statement issued January 10 at 2:57PM PST by NWS Seattle

HEAVY RAINFALL THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON…

Periodic rainfall over the last few days and few weeks has increased soil moisture to moderate levels across western Washington. Heavy rainfall of one to two inches in the lowlands and 6 to 8 inches over the Olympics is expected Thursday through Saturday. This amount of rain will raise the soil moisture to high levels and put extra pressure on soil instability, leading to an increased threat of landslides.

For more information about current conditions and USGS landslide indices, visit http://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

Special Weather Statement issued January 10 at 2:57PM PST by NWS Seattle