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Weather: Heavy Rain and Strong Winds This Weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of another Pacific storm system affecting our area this weekend. NWS is reporting that heavy rainfall and strong winds Saturday and Sunday could lead to flash flooding, mudslides, and debris flows. Prepare for possible power outages. Saturday Rain. High near 50 degrees F. South wind 9 to 15 mph….

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Storm Aftermath

Puget Sound Energy crews, in anticipation of last night’s (December 11) wind storm, positioned themselves at the ready in the areas most likely to be affected. The strategy seems to have paid off. This morning all Kitsap substations are back on line and there were only 21 “outage events” remaining as of 4:30 this morning….

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Storm Damage Updates

[Updated at 9:39 and 10:15 p.m., December 11] Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is reporting multiple power failures across Bainbridge Island. Crews are being dispatched. No restoration time estimates have been provided. As the wind whips up, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) and Police Department are beginning to respond to reports of downed trees and…

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Hazardous Weather Warning: High Winds and Landslide Risk

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather statement for today and tonight for the Seattle area. High winds of 30-40 mph are expected to begin at about 4 p.m., with gusts of up to 60-65 mph developing later this evening. The worst wind is predicted to ease after midnight and taper off…

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Weather: Great Walls of Rain

Clear those gutters, because ma(h)ssive rain is moving in. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Monday A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 54 degrees F. South wind around 9 mph. Monday Night A 90 percent likelihood of rain, with a low around 49 degrees F. South wind…

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Weather: Snow!

[Updated 1:47 p.m. November 27, 2014.] According to the National Weather Service, conditions look right for snow on Friday night and Saturday. Continuing cold temperatures may mean it sticks around for a few days. Here is the forecast for Bainbridge Island: Friday A 100 percent forecast of rain, with a high of 44 degrees F. East…

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Weather: A Rainy and Windy Thanksgiving, Followed by a Cold Weekend

We all know what can happen what with the wind and rain on Thanksgiving around here, but now that I’ve mentioned it, it won’t happen, right? Expect rainy and breezy weather through Friday, with clearing and cold temperatures moving in Friday night. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Wednesday Rain likely,…

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Weather: The Rain Cometh

Rain is returning as per usual and is expected through the weekend and beyond. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Wednesday A 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53 degrees F. Calm wind. Wednesday Night A 70 percent likelihood of rain, mainly after 10 p.m….

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Weather: Clear and Cold, with Slight Warming Trend

The crisp clear weather is expected to continue into the middle of the week, with daily highs in the 40s and night-time temperatures hovering in the 30s. Rain may return by Wednesday night. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Sunday Sunny, with a high near 47 degrees F. North wind around…

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Weather: Cold Temperatures Continue, with a Chance of Snow

An arctic air mass on the heels of the cold front that moved in earlier this week will bring continued cold temperatures well below normal through the weekend and a chance of snow Thursday. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 42 degrees F. East wind 6 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a…

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Weather: Cold Front on the Way with Possible Freezing Temps

A cold airmass out of Canada is bringing the chilliest weather of the season this week to most of the country. Temperatures in our area will plunge into the 30s starting tomorrow night, with day-time highs in the mid 40s. Freezing temperatures are expected Tuesday night, so gardeners take care of your plants. Here is…

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Weather: Sunny and Cooler

The rain and wind storm that blustered through our area and knocked out power to thousands on Bainbridge Island yesterday brought a sunny and cooler front on its heels. According to the National Weather Service, by midday today after the fog burns off we should see calm sunny skies with a day-time high of about…

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Winslow Substation Damaged, 2400 Customers Still Without Power

As of 3:30 this afternoon, November 6, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported heavy storm damage in Kitsap County, with the worst on Bainbridge Island. Two circuits were damaged by a tree that broke a power pole directly outside the Winslow 12 substation. PSE was able to restore power to 1,300 customers through switching. But approximately…

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Weather: Heavy Rain and High Winds Thursday

The National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island calls for solid rain and high wind and higher gusts Thursday. But, after a long wet stretch, there is a possible sun break in our future this weekend after the fog clears. Thursday A 100 percent likelihood of rain, with a high near 59 degrees F. Windy, with…

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Snapshot of the Day: Storm Damage

Susan Brandzel sent in these photographs of her family’s van damaged by the fierce windstorm that swept through Bainbridge Island and surrounding areas last night. A chunk of tree fell and speared the van’s windshield at about 10 p.m. Thousands lost power, and debris was evident all over Bainbridge this morning. Crews worked to restore…

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Downed Trees and Wires All Over the Place

The gale force winds that hit the Island this evening, October 25, have taken a toll already, and the high winds are expected to continue until about 2 a.m. So far, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department has reported the following: 9:55: Wires down at Finch and New Holland. 9:50: Wires down at North Madison and…

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National Weather Service Issues Gale Warning & Wind Advisory for This Evening

At 9:27 this morning, October 25, the National Weather Service issued an urgent marine weather message warning people throughout Puget Sound and the Hood Canal about the potential for gale force winds of 15 to 25 knots growing to 25 to 35 this evening. Waves are expected to build to between 3 and 6 feet….

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Weather Advisory: High Gusts & Possible Thunderstorm on the Way

Batten down the hatches, people, and pull out your candles. More rain, a possible thunderstorm, and winds gusting up to 30 mph are on the way this evening, with at times heavy precipitation continuing through the weekend. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday Afternoon Showers and a possible thunderstorm. High…

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Weather: A Very Rainy Week Ahead

A warm sunny day today with temps drifting up to about 70 degrees F will give way to clouds tonight and at times heavy rain throughout the week. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 70 degrees F. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Sunday…

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Here Comes the Rain, Again—100 Percent “Chance”

If you thought we were going to get away with it, well, you were wrong. October will get its share of rain after all. The National Weather Service says, with 100 percent certitude, that the rain starts today with the added bonus of wind, of the southerly type, around 16 mph. Along the coast, a…

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