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smashed car windshield by Susan Brandzel

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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rainy road

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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Rain

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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foggy road by JonDissed

Weather: Fog Hazard Starts the Week

Expect a foggy start to the week. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Monday Fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy and then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 69 degrees F. Calm wind becoming north-northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Monday Night Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, increasing…

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Weather: Drying and Warming Trend

After a (needed) wet spell, we’re in for drier and somewhat warmer temperatures. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 67 degrees F. Calm wind, becoming west-northwest around 5 mph in the morning. Thursday Night Areas of fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with…

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Earthquake This Morning Largest to Hit Western Washington in Over a Decade

A 4.0 earthquake centered in Hood Canal about 17.5 miles west of Bremerton and approximately 21 miles west of Bainbridge Island rattled area residents at 3:06 a.m. today, September 17. The quake, 10.3 miles deep, was felt as far away as Seattle and Everett, but there have been no official reports of significant damage. Although…

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National Weather Service Warns of Critical Fire Danger in Our Area

At 10:43 this morning, September 10, the National Weather Service issued an urgent message advising people in the Western Washington area, including Bainbridge Island’s fire weather zone, of a red flag warning. Red flag warnings are issued when critical fire weather conditions are in effect or expected to occur shortly. These conditions include strong winds,…

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windy rainy by Serena

Weather: Gusts and Probable Rain Through the Night

Windy, wet weather is brewing on Bainbridge Island, with gusts expected up to 21 miles per hour and a 60 percent chance of rain this afternoon and tonight. Here is the local forecast from the National Weather Service: Tuesday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66 degrees F. West-southwest wind around 16 mph,…

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National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for Our Area

The potential for “scattered to abundant lightning” in a range of western Washington fire weather zones including our own, 654, prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning at 2:33 p.m. today, Monday, August 11. A Red Flag Warning is issued when critical fire weather conditions are occurring or expected to occur…

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rain and cloud break by Joyce Rudolph

Weather: Sun and Warm Temps on the Way, Really

The National Weather Service reports that we will see a break from the gloom starting Friday, which will usher in normal summer sun and temperatures climbing back where they belong. Here is the forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69 degrees F. South wind…

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sunny summer lawn chair

Weather: Some Like It Hot

It looks like clear skies and hot temps are here to stay a while. With this weekend’s extreme low tides, it’s great beach time. Because of hot dry conditions, the BIFD has issued a wildfire danger warning. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Friday Sunny, with a high near 86 degrees F….

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statue of liberty independence day by wonderlane

Weather: Sunny Independence Day with Warming Trend Ahead

Independence Day looks like a winner, with mostly sunny, warm but not hot conditions. Temperatures will rise into the upper 70s through the weekend into the week. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Independence Day Partly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees F. Light east wind. Friday Night Mostly cloudy,…

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sunny lily by Marilynn Gottlieb

Weather: A Warm Sunny Week Ahead

It appears that summer weather on Bainbridge Island is not waiting for July 5 to arrive. Here is the National Weather Service forecast: Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52 degrees F. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Monday Mostly sunny, with…

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Weather: Wind and Rain

The National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island is wind and rain (after 11) tonight, June 26, possibly continuing into the weekend. Friday An 80 percent likelihood of rain. High near 67 degrees F. South wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Friday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy,…

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Weather: Here Comes the Sun!

It looks like sunny, warm days are here to stay a while. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island. Friday Sunny, with a high near 69 degrees F. North wind around 11 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 49 degrees F. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Mostly sunny,…

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fuchsia in rain

Weather: Rainy Memorial Day

Here on Bainbridge Island this holiday weekend clouds are expected to hang around and bring rain by Monday, with temperatures in the mid 60s. Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67 degrees F. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50 degrees F. Light northeast wind becoming north-northeast…

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rhodies by Julie Hall

Weather: Mother’s Day Ushers in a Warm Sunny Week

Around here you never know what the weather will bring for moms on their annual day of reverence. But this Mother’s Day here on Bainbridge Island we’re looking at sun and temperatures in the 60s, trending into the upper 70s by midweek. Let’s just call it Mother’s Week and take our sweet time imbibing the…

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