January 29th, 2018 - Posted in Alerts

Potential Landslides This is a weather advisory from

… Heavy rainfall through this evening 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. 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.

For Vashon, new precipitation amounts could be between a quarter and half of an inch.

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: Weather , 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 This message was posted at 13:30 on Monday and will be updated as needed.


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