Current Watches and Warnings
Washington, Tacoma Area
Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:19 PM PST on March 08, 2014
Expires 8:00 AM EDT on March 10, 2014
... Flood Watch remains in effect from 10 PM PST this evening
through late Sunday night...
The Flood Watch continues for
* portions of western Washington... including the following
counties... Jefferson... King... Lewis... Mason... Pierce...
* From 10 PM PST this evening through late Sunday night
* forecast models continue to show heavy precipitation in the
mountains with 2 to 4 inches across the Olympics and central
Cascades. Snow levels will remain above 7000 feet with
precipitation mainly falling as rain over the river basins.
Rivers are already running high from recent heavy rains and
additional heavy rainfall amounts will force sharp rises once
again... with minor flooding possible.
* Recent rainfall has increased the threat of landslides throughout
western Washington and a few landslides have already occurred.
Additional landslides could be triggered by this next round of
A Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but
flooding is not imminent or occurring. Monitor the latest
forecasts from the National Weather Service and be ready to act
quickly if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.
Statement as of 3:28 PM PST on March 08, 2014
Expires 8:00 AM EDT on March 09, 2014
... Recent heavy rainfall has lead to an increased threat of
landslides in western Washington...
... The threat will increase tonight into midday Sunday as heavy
rain affects the area...
Several inches of rain over the past several days has increased
soil moisture to high levels across western Washington. Expect another
round of heavy rainfall tonight through Sunday morning... with
amounts ranging from 1 to 3 inches along the coast and up to
1 inch in The Lowlands. Heavy rainfall will add to the problem
of already saturated soils. Rainfall and saturated soils will put
extra pressure on soil instability... leading to an increased risk
Cumulative rainfall over the last week has soaked soils to the
point where the Washington landslide risk level is at elevated
levels. Several landslides have already been reported in various
locations across western Washington... including near Mukilteo and
Auburn. More landslides are possible over the next couple of days.
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
Statement as of 5:22 PM PST on March 08, 2014
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Seattle WA WFO...
A record rainfall of 0.63 inches was set at Seattle WA WFO today.
This breaks the old record of 0.55 set in 1990.
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