Landslide threat increased April 16th.


Not that we didn't see this coming, but the continuous rains and the rain in the forecast have increased the threat of landslides in our area.  

Rainfall of up to 2 to 5 inches over the lowlands and foothills of Rainfall of up to 2 to 5 inches over the lowlands and foothills of western Washington in the past several days has once again increased soil moisture to high levels. Light to moderate showers are expected today that could add up to only a half an inch to an inch in some places. But with these wet soils that could be enough to trigger a landslide or two. This elevated threat will persist through Tuesday, before slowly decreasing over the following few days. 

Several landslides have already been reported or suspected in various locations in western Washington in the last day or two, including on the Burke-Gilman trail in King County. 
Areas above about 3000 feet in elevation will see mostly snow and not be affected.

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