Severe Weather Alerts - Pacific Beach , WA
Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement in effect until 4:00 PM PST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...SNOW MELT AND RAIN WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF
LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...
There is an increased threat of landslides for the lowlands of
western Washington. Areas where there is melting snow and rainfall
is saturating the soil. The landslide threat will increase through
the week and expand upward in elevation into the foothills as warmer
weather continues to move into the region.
Melting snow is very efficient at increasing soil moisture and is
not well represented in the landslide indices. As such, the threat
is higher than the indices suggest. Additional rain through the
weekend will put extra pressure on soil instability, leading to
further increased threat of landslides.
Areas above around 1500 feet in elevation will see mostly snow
and freezing temperatures and will not be affected.
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