West Seattle weather: Alki slope slide after soaked October

(WSB photo)

If you noticed the SFD/SPD/SDOT response in the 1300 block of Alki SW [map] this morning … that’s what they were checking out, the first reported slide of the season. No damage to any buildings, and none threatened at this point. This follows an October so rainy that the National Weather Service described it as: “Two months of rain in one month for Seattle. Final October total 10.05″. Normal for October (3.48″) + November (6.57″) = 10.05″.” If you’re in a slide-prone zone, here’s city info you might want to check out.

7 Replies to "West Seattle weather: Alki slope slide after soaked October"

  • sc November 1, 2016 (10:07 am)

    Uff da!

  • WestCake November 1, 2016 (10:42 am)

    Other news services have been reporting an excess of 13″ of rain for Seattle during the month of October. I posted a link earlier but it doesn’t seem to have worked. 

    • WSB November 1, 2016 (10:47 am)

      Have no idea. Anybody can put up a rain gauge, thermometer, whatever, but the National Weather Service is *the* official source. (You can go back through their Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/nwsseattle – and they’ve been consistently building up to this point.)

  • trickycoolj November 1, 2016 (1:19 pm)

    Wonder how those illegally clear cut slopes are doing?

  • Troy Adams November 1, 2016 (1:38 pm)

    Is there a location of this slide?

    • WSB November 1, 2016 (1:51 pm)

      The block # is in the story.

  • Gatewooder November 1, 2016 (1:49 pm)

    I fear that there will be many more slides this winter after such a wet October.   Water gets absorbed into the ground until it reaches one of the many clay layers in our area and then starts moving towards lower ground, lubricating the layers and causing some of them to slide.  The more the water and the longer it sits between those layers, the greater the chance of a slide. 

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