Increased Landslide Threat

The heavy rainfall in recent weeks has increased soil moisture to high levels across Western Washington with notable events including last Tuesday`s heavy rain and a second period of heavy rainfall Wednesday night through Thanksgiving Day. Another wet and warm weather system is expected to reach the area tonight, but will probably not soak the area as much as the previous two systems. However, this should maintain the heightened threat of landslides through this weekend and could act to trigger a landslide or two.

Areas most susceptible to landslides are steep coastal bluffs and steep hillsides.

A landslide earlier this week off of North Staircase Road closed the Staircase Campground. The roadway is closed until further notice and is not passable.