868  
WWUS86 KSEW 162149  
SPSSEW  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA  
149 PM PST SAT FEB 16 2019  
 
WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>512-514>517-555-556-558-559-180000-  
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-  
WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-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-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-  
BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-SEATTLE AND VICINITY-BREMERTON AND VICINITY-  
149 PM PST SAT FEB 16 2019  
 
...SNOW MELT AND SOME RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD TO AN INCREASED  
THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH SUNDAY...  
 
THERE IS A CONTINUED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES FOR THE LOWLANDS OF  
WESTERN WASHINGTON AT ELEVATIONS BELOW ABOUT 1500 FEET THROUGH  
SUNDAY.  
 
PRECIPITATION COMBINED WITH MELTING SNOW HAS SATURATED THE SOIL,  
AND HAS INCREASED THE THREAT FOR LANDSLIDES AT ELEVATIONS BELOW  
1500 FEET. MELTING SNOW IS VERY EFFICIENT AT INCREASING SOIL  
MOISTURE AND IS NOT WELL REPRESENTED IN THE LANDSLIDE INDICES. THE  
THREAT WILL DECREASE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY AS DRIER AND COOLER  
AIR MOVES INTO THE AREA.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT CONDITIONS, VISIT  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE, SELECT HYDROLOGY, AND THEN SCROLL DOWN  
FOR THE LINKS TO THE LANDSLIDE INFORMATION PAGE.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LANDSLIDES, VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR THE  
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES LANDSLIDE GEOLOGIC  
HAZARDS AT: HTTP://BIT.LY/2MTA3WN  
 

 
 
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