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Rain slackens for evening, but some spots flood

February 6th, 2015 by Mike

KIRO is now tweeting: “Steady rain is moving out of Puget Sound and into the Cascade Mtns. Much drier evening w/ fewer showers.”

But North Seattle College (just across Interstate 5 from Maple Leaf on Northeast 92nd Street just emailed: “Northeast parking lot near the Wellness Center will be closed off due to flooding.Please remove your car if you are parked in the NE lot as soon as possible.”

Any other flooded areas?

Rain returns Saturday.

(Rain update: 0.86 inches this morning at Maple Leaf Life South.)

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Rain – lots of it – forecast tonight, and wind

January 17th, 2015 by Mike

The local weather map is very colorful this evening – and for good reason.

We are under both a flood watch and a wind advisory.

The flood watch is mostly east of us, but does headline the Maple Leaf forecast.

THE LOWLANDS CAN EXPECT ABOUT 1-2 INCHES OF RAIN FROM ABOUT SEATTLE SOUTHWARD. IN ADDITION…THE SNOW LEVELS WILL BE RISING TO OVER 7000 FEET TONIGHT MAKING THE MAJORITY OF THE PRECIPITATION FALLING OVER THE MOUNTAINS IN THE FORM OF RAIN.

As to wind:

TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE EVENING HOURS THEN WILL SLOWLY DECREASE DURING THE DAY ON SUNDAY.

* WIND…SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…WINDS THIS STRONG CAN SNAP SMALL TREE BRANCHES… TOPPLE SMALL OR SHALLOW ROOTED TREES…AND CAUSE LOCAL POWER OUTAGES.

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Nearby: Get free sandbags before winter rains and flooding

October 15th, 2011 by Mike

Starting today Seattle Public Utilities is providing free, filled sandbags that can be picked up at Meadowbrook Community Center.

Meadowbrook, and surrounding neighborhoods including Nathan Hale High School, are among the hardest hit when Thornton Creek floods, usually during winter rains.

To see maps of neighborhoods where Thornton Creek and its tributaries flood, including Lake City Way Northeast, Matthews Beach, Meadowbrook, Northgate,  and Sandpoint, click here.

The bags can be picked up at the center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E.

Sandbags are heavy (they weigh about 40 pounds each), so be sure either you, or someone you bring with you, can lift, carry and load the sandbags into your vehicle. To make sure there are enough sandbags available for all those in need, please limit your supply to 25 sandbags per address.

More information is available here. For information on stacking and using sandbags click here.

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