Bundle up and settle in, it’s going to be a soggy couple of days.
The National Weather Service forecast for Renton calls for 100 percent chance of heavy rain through Monday afternoon, dropping to a 98 percent chance at 5 p.m. and through Tuesday. Winds will range from 9-15 mph.
The City of Renton’s storm page recommends sweeping leaves away from gutters to prevent urban flooding.
For more tips on dealing with surface water issues, see the City’s web pages here. They’re available to help businesses and homeowners 24/7 with sewer overflows, blocked roads and obstructed street signs. Call 425-430-7400, or report it on line here. For emergencies after 3:30 p.m., or on weekends, and if the emergency cannot wait until the next business day, call the Renton Police Department at (425) 430-7500.
For more tips on dealing with heavy rain and potential flooding, see this checklist on Take Winter by Storm, a group formed by public and private utilities of Western Washington.
Rain is part of the culture of Western Washington; it influences our recreation, shapes our geography and enables the growth of our huge forests.
It’s a constant topic of conversation. University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass may be one of the best sources of easily digestible weather-related information. Check out his latest blog posts about the current storm system blowing through Washington here and here.
If you experience a power outage, or other emergency, check they City’s Critical Emergency Information page.