Adverse Weather Hits Washington State, Breaks New Records | 1

WASHINGTON STATE WEATHER EVENT

Update 1 – Saturday, December 21, 2019

Weather reports are starting to be received in with some alerts on some Rivers reaching above flood stages:

Major Flood Stage | Skokomish River near Potlatch; Snoqualmie River near Carnation.

Minor Flooding Stage | Stillaguamish River at Arlington; Snoqualmie River at Snoqualmie Falls; Chehalis River; Newaukum River near Chehalis; Grays River near Rosburg.

There are many areas that have received three-inches and above in the last 72 hours.  A sample of those areas include (as of 0213 PST):

3.39″ – Orilla

3.60″ – Monroe Fairgrounds

4.22″ – Gig Harbor, McChord AFB

4.40″ – Glacier

4.98″ – Seatac Airport

5.70″ – Darrington Ranger Station

5.76″ – Snoqualmie Falls

5.80″ – Snoqualmie Pass

6.10″ – Rainier National Park – Longmire

5.85″ – Mt. Baker

7.15″ – Auburn

7.24″ – George Reservoir

10.44″ – Pe Ell

11.58″ – Hucklebery

12.01″ – Rock Creek – Willapas

Area Flood History

In looking back at some posts on Social Media, there were several events where flooding took place in November.  Here are two examples:

11/1/2015 – I405 NB @ SR169.

11/22/2011 – I405 NB after 44th Street exit in Renton/Newcastle.

Looking Through The Eyes of Social Media

This happened this morning at 1130 PST per WSP Trooper Rick Johnson who posted these photos on his Twitter page.  This is located on SR169 and Jones Road in the Renton area.

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(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 0245 PST