Weather Alerts for Tacoma Area

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
PIERCE

Areas Affected:
Pierce - Skagit
Effective: Tue 9:20 pm Updated: Wed 3:00 am Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri 1:29 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington,
including the following counties, in northwest Washington,
Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Skagit, and Whatcom. In west
central Washington, King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and
Thurston.
* Through Thursday afternoon
* Rainfall totals of 2 to almost 5 inches have fallen over the
Olympic Mountains, with 1 to 4 inches at Mount Rainier and
around 1 to 3 inches further north over the Cascades. The snow
level is around 9000 feet. Rain will continue at times tonight
and Wednesday, though amounts will be less that what occurred
today. A second frontal system will bring another 1 to 4 inches
of rain Wednesday night and Thursday, with the snow level
falling from 7000 feet to 4000 feet as the system moves through.
* The two systems in close succession present a threat of flooding
on rivers in Western Washington. Flooding could begin tonight or
Wednesday. It looks like the threat is for a relatively minor
flooding episode. Some of the rivers to be at risk the earliest
include the Snoqualmie, Nooksack, White, Tolt, and Skykomish
Rivers. Many others are at risk as well. Check out our website
and the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service webpage for
details.

Information:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
TACOMA AREA

Areas Affected:
Pierce - Skagit
Effective: Tue 9:20 pm Updated: Wed 3:00 am Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri 1:29 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of northwest Washington and west central Washington,
including the following counties, in northwest Washington,
Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Skagit, and Whatcom. In west
central Washington, King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and
Thurston.
* Through Thursday afternoon
* Rainfall totals of 2 to almost 5 inches have fallen over the
Olympic Mountains, with 1 to 4 inches at Mount Rainier and
around 1 to 3 inches further north over the Cascades. The snow
level is around 9000 feet. Rain will continue at times tonight
and Wednesday, though amounts will be less that what occurred
today. A second frontal system will bring another 1 to 4 inches
of rain Wednesday night and Thursday, with the snow level
falling from 7000 feet to 4000 feet as the system moves through.
* The two systems in close succession present a threat of flooding
on rivers in Western Washington. Flooding could begin tonight or
Wednesday. It looks like the threat is for a relatively minor
flooding episode. Some of the rivers to be at risk the earliest
include the Snoqualmie, Nooksack, White, Tolt, and Skykomish
Rivers. Many others are at risk as well. Check out our website
and the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service webpage for
details.

Information:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
PIERCE

Areas Affected:
Admiralty Inlet Area - Bellevue and Vicinity - Bremerton and Vicinity - Central Coast - East Puget Sound Lowlands - Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca - Everett and Vicinity - Hood Canal Area - Lower Chehalis Valley Area - North Coast - Olympics - San Juan County - Seattle and Vicinity - Southwest Interior - Tacoma Area - West Slopes North Cascades and Passes - West Slopes North Central Cascades and Passes - West Slopes South Central Cascades and Passes - Western Skagit County - Western Strait of Juan De Fuca - Western Whatcom County
Effective: Tue 12:04 pm Updated: Wed 3:00 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed 5:30 am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...HEAVY RAINFALL TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING LEAD TO AN
INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...
Recent rains have increased soil moisture to high levels across
Western Washington, with heavy rainfall expected at times this
evening and again Wednesday night and Thursday morning. At the
coast, rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are likely, with a half to
one and a half inches over the interior lowlands.
This amount of rain will lead to an increased threat of landslides.
For more information about current conditions, visit
www.weather.gov/seattle, select Hydrology, and then scroll down
for the links to the landslide information pages.
For more information on landslides, visit the website for the
Washington State Department of Natural Resources landslide
geologic hazards at: http://bit.ly/2mtA3wn

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
TACOMA AREA

Areas Affected:
Admiralty Inlet Area - Bellevue and Vicinity - Bremerton and Vicinity - Central Coast - East Puget Sound Lowlands - Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca - Everett and Vicinity - Hood Canal Area - Lower Chehalis Valley Area - North Coast - Olympics - San Juan County - Seattle and Vicinity - Southwest Interior - Tacoma Area - West Slopes North Cascades and Passes - West Slopes North Central Cascades and Passes - West Slopes South Central Cascades and Passes - Western Skagit County - Western Strait of Juan De Fuca - Western Whatcom County
Effective: Tue 12:04 pm Updated: Wed 3:00 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed 5:30 am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...HEAVY RAINFALL TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING LEAD TO AN
INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...
Recent rains have increased soil moisture to high levels across
Western Washington, with heavy rainfall expected at times this
evening and again Wednesday night and Thursday morning. At the
coast, rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are likely, with a half to
one and a half inches over the interior lowlands.
This amount of rain will lead to an increased threat of landslides.
For more information about current conditions, visit
www.weather.gov/seattle, select Hydrology, and then scroll down
for the links to the landslide information pages.
For more information on landslides, visit the website for the
Washington State Department of Natural Resources landslide
geologic hazards at: http://bit.ly/2mtA3wn