I should have given the chance of landslides a bit higher than low to moderate, but at the time, the rainfall might not have been intense enough.

We have a couple of landslides across Washington State this morning, most notably, a landslide out near Hoodsport on US 101 at milepost 324. The road was closed at 11/16/2009 9:39 PM, so the landslide occurred somewhere in the 9:00 PM hour. This is very near the same spot that a handful of landslides occurred on the December 3rd Storm in 2007 and this area is quite susceptible to intense precipitation (storm) events.

Another landslide occurred on the Olympic Peninsula on State Route 112 at milepost 2.00. Apparently this occurred on 11/16/2009 at 1:00 PM, but I didn’t catch wind of it until this morning.

If you see a landslide, please report it to us. You can contact me at: 260.902.1425 or by email: isabelle.sarikhan@dnr.wa.gov