It may be a new year, but nothing seems to being changing with Mother Nature’s drenching mood. Since January 6, 2020, approximately 3 inches of rain has fallen in the Snoqualmie Valley. And once again, snow turned to rain in the mountains which put some extra pressure on local rivers and streams.
The Snoqualmie River reached a phase 3 flood event, marking the 3rd time the river has been at this level or higher this fall/winter.
At Snoqualmie Falls, the river is expected to crest late Tuesday morning at around 25,000 cfs. It will crest in Carnation later Tuesday at around 58 feet, considered ‘major flood’ level there.
The National Weather Service still has a Flood Watch issued for Western Washington that runs until 1PM, January 8th..
So, that mean Snoqualmie Falls is roaring again and the ‘usual suspects’ of low-lying roadways wer closed Tuesday morning, January 7th due to water over the roadway.
Snow, though, creeps into the forecast later this week into early next week as temperatures drop.
Here’s a list of Snoquamie Valley closures from King County Road Services Division:
- Reinig Road betwin SE 396th Drive and SE Millpond Road
- Neal Rd SE from SR 202 to SR 203 (the loop)
- Dike Road between Preston Fall City Rd SE to end
- SE 39th Place from State Route 203 to end of County road (Closed since Dec. flood event)
- West Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE between NE 100th St and Ames Lake Carnation Rd NE (Closed since Dec. flood event)
- SE Fish Hatchery Road between 361st Avenue SE & 372nd Avenue SE (Road wash out in November)