Monday, February 9, 2015

Special weather statement. Landslide Watch.

Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement in effect until 4:30 AM PST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...PERIODS OF RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL THROUGH MONDAY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON... RAINFALL THAT BEGAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT HAS INCREASED SOIL MOISTURE TO MODERATE LEVELS ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON. HEAVY RAINFALL AT TIMES THROUGH MONDAY WILL PUT EXTRA PRESSURE ON SOIL INSTABILITY...LEADING TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES. WITH AN ELEVATED LANDSLIDE THREAT...RAINFALL INDUCED LANDSLIDES ARE POSSIBLE DURING BURSTS OF INTENSE RAINFALL OR WHEN THERE IS HEAVY RAINFALL OVER A PERIOD OF A DAY OR TWO. A GRADUALLY DIMINISHING THREAT 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.

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