SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
844 AM PST MON NOV 19 2012

...HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY WILL LEAD TO INCREASED RISK OF LANDSLIDES
IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...


RAINFALL UP TO 1.5 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS NEAR 3 INCHES...
DURING THE 24 HOURS ENDING AT 8 AM PST HAS INCREASED THE SOIL
MOISTURE TO MODERATE LEVELS ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING. THIS
AMOUNT OF RAIN WILL PUT EXTRA PRESSURE ON SOIL INSTABILITY...
LEADING TO A RISK OF SCATTERED LANDSLIDES.

CUMULATIVE RAINFALL OVER THE LAST WEEK HAS SOAKED SOILS TO THE
POINT WHERE THE WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE RISK LEVEL WAS MODERATE.
THE PREDICTED RAINFALL COULD RAISE THE LEVEL TO HIGH. THE HIGHER
THE RISK LEVEL...THE MORE NUMEROUS THE LANDSLIDES ARE LIKELY TO
BE.




Ken