SVSD will start classes 1 hour late today due to flood-related road closures.
The Snoqualmie River will begin receding today – with the flood warning being lifted this evening. The drenching, sub-tropical rains tapered off late yesterday afternoon, but snow levels remained high allowing mountain snow pack to continue melting overnight. The freezing level is expected to drop today – further easing pressure on the Snoqualmie River.
A large section of highway 203 between Fall City and Carnation is under water. There are also a couple road closures in the Snoqualmie/North Bend area. 415th Way SE between 13700 Block and SE 141st St, 412th Way SE between Bendigo Blvd S and SE 131st St and Reinig Road near Meadowbrook currently have water over the roadways.
The flood warning continues for the Snoqualmie River near the Falls and near Carnation until this evening. In Carnation the river crested around 6AM at slightly over 58ft. Flood stage is 54ft. Major flooding is occurring. The river will fall below flood stage in Carnation by Tuesday morning. In Snoqualmie the river crested last night at just above 30,000cfs. Minor flooding occurs at 20,000cfs and major flooding occurs at 38,000cfs. The river will fall below flood stage near the falls later this morning.
More rain is expected today and tomorrow, but is not expected to impact rivers further. Today’s rain is predicted to be light and tomorrow’s system is a fast moving one with lower snow levels. All main roads though downtown Snoqualmie are clear. Snoqualmie’s Emergency Management Office is closely monitoring conditions and will respond as necessary should the situation change.