An SUV is submerged in floodwater from the Snoqualmie River Thursday in Carnation. On Wednesday, 1.84 inches fell at Sea-Tac Airport, making it the seventh-wettest March day on record. March precipitation at Sea-Tac as of 4 a.m. Thursday was 3.73 inches — the normal amount for the entire month is 3.72 inches.
SPOKANE — Leone Browning, 94, was upstairs in her Spangle home Wednesday evening when her son yelled up to her that she had to get out within five minutes. Melting snow, heavy rain and frozen ground combined to send sheets of water down the hill behind her home, where it met a raging Spangle Creek.
SEATTLE — The National Weather Service says a series of Pacific storms is once again bringing rain to Washington through today — and with the rain comes an increased threat of mudslides and avalanches.
OLYMPIA — In a prelude to end-of-session budget negotiations, the House dumped the Senate’s no-new-taxes budget that extended some tax loopholes for businesses, replacing it with a plan to spend an extra $140 million on education and other programs, partly by raising several taxes.