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Saturated soils prompt warning

March 17th, 2014 - 6:21am

SEATTLE (AP) - The National Weather Service says recent heavy rainfall has created a landslide risk in Western Washington.

Coastal bluffs and Western Washington hillsides are most susceptible to landslides the next couple of days because they've been saturated.

A record 1.09 inches of rain fell Sunday at Sea-Tac Airport, breaking the record of .98 for March 16 set in 1950. Forecasters say this is the third-wettest March on record at Sea-Tac, with 7.22 inches recorded as of Sunday - about double the normal amount.

The Weather Service forecasts more showers through mid-week and a chance of showers the rest of the week across Washington.


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