Heavy rain on Saturday prompted flood warnings for several Western Washington rivers and caused mudslides and road closures.
Saturday was the second day of one inch or greater rainfall at Seattle-Tacoma airport this month. It’s only the fourth time that there have been two one-inch-plus rain days in the month of March at Sea-Tac.
Tumwater had 2.42 inches of rain, Morton 2.40 inches and Naselle 2.39 inches. Check Futurecast
New record 1.27 inches
Old record 0.55 inches (1990)
New reocrd 1.77 inches
Old record 1.58 inches (1966)
New record 2.70 inches
Old record 2.32 inches (1983)
Flood warnings were in effect for these Western Washington rivers: Skokomish, Cowlitz, Tolt, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, Snohomish.
On Sunday afternoon the Snoqualmie River near Carnation was at Phase 3 with moderate flooding and the Tolt River was at Phase 2 with minor flooding. Check flood warning/watch
A mudslide canceled Sounder and Amtrak trains between Everett and Seattle. Bus service is being provided until the line is reopened.
A mudslide in Des Moines also rolled down into a parking lot at an apartment complex along 6th Place South on Saturday.
People who live nearby say several cars were in the path of the mudslide. No one was hurt.
Another slide came down on southbound US 101 near Hoodsport.
Portions of the Snoqualmie River overflowed, flooding farmland and a few streets in Carnation.County-by-county road closures
Sean Kier, a volunteer spotter for the National Weather Service, was monitoring the conditions along the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers.
"This is something we get pretty much every year," he said.
The rain tapered off Sunday and the sun broke through. We'll see the same conditions Monday, with a stretch of dry days with partly sunny skies beginning on Tuesday.