Dec. 25 – 11 a.m.
Rainfall amounts and flooding concerns are both easing across eastern King County this Christmas morning, and the Flood Warning Center closed at 11 a.m. after a brief opening to monitor minor flood conditions along the Snoqualmie River.
Fed by heavy rainfall on top of all that recent snow, the Snoqualmie River rose to a Phase 2 flood alert late Saturday evening, Dec. 24, and the Flood Warning Center opened at 11 p.m. to keep a close watch on stream gauges and weather reports.
Flows also rose sharply on other King County rivers – most notably the Tolt River, which came close to reaching minor flood phase. Conditions improved throughout the morning and the immediate flood threat has eased.
That said, we’re not going to wander too far from the stream gauges or weather forecasts. There’s more heavy rainfall in the forecast for the next few days, and we’re anticipating additional Flood Warning Center openings later this week.
Don’t forget, you can get immediate updates on flooding information on all King County river systems by signing up for KC Flood Alerts.