Saturday, March 22, 2014
Please spread the word on this urgent evacuation notice from Snohomish County: 'EVACUATION NOTICE! EVACUATION NOTICE! We now have information that the potential for a catastrophic flood event from the Oso landslide to the Stanwood area exists. If you live in the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River flood plain from Oso to Stanwood, we strongly recommend you evacuate your home immediately. We are working on establishing shelters for those who have nowhere to go. Until then, people should get to higher ground as soon as possible. Nightfall is approaching and we do not want to take any chances.'
Monday, March 3, 2014
Special Weather Statement SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 1137 AM PST MON MAR 3 2014 WAZ001-503>512-514>517-050030- SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR- EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY- EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA- ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA- EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST- 1137 AM PST MON MAR 3 2014 ...HEAVY RAINFALL WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WILL LEAD TO INCREASE RISK OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON... RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OVER THE PAST COUPLE DAYS HAS INCREASED SOIL MOISTURE TO HIGH LEVELS ACROSS THE WESTERN WASHINGTON LOWLANDS. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OF INCHES 1 TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN WILL PUT EXTRA PRESSURE ON SOIL INSTABILITY...LEADING TO AN INCREASED RISK OF LANDSLIDES. CUMULATIVE RAINFALL OVER THE LAST WEEK HAS SOAKED SOILS TO THE POINT WHERE THE WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE RISK IS AT ELEVATED LEVELS. LANDSLIDES HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPORTED IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING NEAR NORTH BEND. MORE LANDSLIDES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON. WITH AN ELEVATED LANDSLIDE RISK...RAINFALL INDUCED LANDSLIDES ARE POSSIBLE DURING BURSTS OF INTENSE RAINFALL OR WHEN THERE IS HEAVY RAINFALL OVER A PERIOD OF A DAY OR TWO AS NOTED IN THE FORECAST ELEVATED RISK LEVEL. A GRADUALLY DIMINISHING RISK OF LANDSLIDES WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE RAIN ENDS. AREAS MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO LANDSLIDES UNDER THESE CONDITIONS ARE STEEP COASTAL BLUFFS AND OTHER STEEP HILLSIDES. 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. TO REPORT LANDSLIDES TO THE STATE FOR TABULATION...GO TO THE WASHINGTON STATE LANDSLIDE RISK WEB PAGE AND THE LINK FOR REPORTING. $$ WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE
Monday, February 10, 2014
.. A vigorous storm system will bring strong winds and heavy mountain snow to western Washington late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning... Rain will increase across western Washington Tuesday afternoon... becoming heavy at times Tuesday night. Snow levels will fluctuate but generally remain below 4000 feet. This means precipitation will fall as snow in the mountains and most major passes in western Washington. A couple feet of snow will be possible through Wednesday morning. Rainfall amounts in The Lowlands will range from a half to one inch. It will become windy behind a warm front Tuesday night. South to southeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 or 50 mph will develop along the Washington coast and from Admiralty Inlet northward. Surface low pressure will track inland just north of the Washington border with British Columbia early Wednesday morning. Wind s will become southwesterly and increase to 15 to 30 mph with gusts near 40 mph across the greater Puget Sound region. If the low pressure system arrives stronger than current weather models predict... then winds could also be stronger. From the desk of NWCN