“Pacific Storm Parade, Atmospheric River Could Bring Flooding, Landslides, Feet of Cascades Snow in Washington, Oregon”
Flood Watch for Thurston County in effect through Sunday morning.
Landslide potentials mount.
At a Glance
- A classic winter jet stream is set up over the North Pacific Ocean.
- This jet stream will continue to steer a number of Pacific storms to the Northwest coast.
- Repeated rounds of rain could lead to flooding in parts of Washington and Oregon.
- Feet of Cascades snow is possible, raising the danger of avalanches.
- One location in Washington state will likely tally rain every day in January.
“Through Sunday, parts of western Washington could pick up 5 to 8 additional inches of rain. Washington Cascade foothills and elevations below snow level are expected to pick up at least another 3 inches of rain,” by Weather.com Meteorologists. Read more
“Flooding possible this weekend as Olympia experiences top-5 wettest January on record”
“Based on current forecasts, Olympia could get 2-3 inches of rain between Thursday and Saturday night, [Dustin Guy, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Seattle] said.”
“The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for 12 counties in western Washington that will be in effect Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. It covers Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pierce counties, as well as Clallam, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties,” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more