Snowfolk Melting; Flood Watch In Effect For Small Streams

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Only patches of snow remain in the Burien area Saturday (some side roads may still be slushy), and proof that it is melting lies above in the sad crime scene photo of a one-time Snowman’s remains found on an area lawn.

But fear not B-Towners, for we all know that Frosty will return again.

The only question remains: how soon?

What we do know is:

  • The rain will continue for the next several days with highs in the 40s.
  • A Flood Watch is still in effect for small streams in King County; here’s the warning from the National Weather Service:

Rain locally heavy at times will persist through tonight. Rainfall amounts of a half to one inch with locally higher amounts on the coast are likely by Sunday morning. This combined with melting snow across The Lowlands or elevations below 2000 feet will likely result in some urban or small stream flooding. Residents in urban areas are strongly encouraged to clear any blockages of storms drains before it causes flooding problems.

Excessive runoff from rain and snow melt will cause ponding of water on highways… streets and underpasses… in urban areas with poor or overwhelmed drainage… and will also cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams.

Do not underestimate the power of flood waters. Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water can quickly carry away your vehicle.

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