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Weather: A Hot Dry Week and Fourth Ahead

[Updated July 1 at 10:55 a.m.] Sunny skies and hot temperatures are predicted in our area for the foreseeable future, with no rain in the forecast. On Saturday, July Fourth, temps are expected to reach the low 80s. Because of record dry conditions, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department is advising extreme caution with outdoor fires…

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Following Recent Brush Fires, BIFD Asks You to ‘Be Very Careful and Very Vigilant’

Although thunderstorms moved through over the weekend, Bainbridge Island Assistant Fire Chief Jared Moravec said this morning, June 29, “In a nutshell, they didn’t produce enough precipitation to fill a nutshell.” He added, “It’s still extremely dry. We’re asking people to be very careful and very vigilant with any type of outdoor burning.” In fact, Moravec…

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PSE’s Energy Efficiency Advice During Heat Wave

Puget Sound Energy has more than 1.1 million electricity customers. As temperatures climb into the 90s, the company is encouraging those many customers to be energy conscious. PSE reports that excessive heat puts extra demands on the power grid but says our region uses more energy on cold winter days than we will during this heat wave. The…

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Weather: Urgent Fire Warning with Possibly Abundant Lightning

The National Weather Service has issued an urgent red flag warning for this afternoon, June 27, through Sunday night. The warmest temperatures of the year so far will fuel already extremely dry conditions and create an unstable air mass that could result in wind, thunderstorms, and abundant lightning through the weekend. Precipitation that could accompany…

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Weather: Excessive Heat Watch and Possible Thunderstorm

The National Weather Service has issued an urgent weather message about an excessive heat watch in the greater Puget Sound region starting Friday afternoon through late Saturday night. Temperatures are expected to rise into the high 80s to low 90s Friday afternoon and increase into the mid 90s on Saturday. Clouds are predicted to move…

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Weather: Sunshine on Your Shoulders Through the Weekend

The rainy cool weather is moving out, with sunny warm conditions moving in on Thursday. The heat will turn up into the weekend, with daytime highs hovering around 80. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday Clouds gradually opening to sun, with a high near 70 degrees F. Calm wind. Thursday Night Mostly…

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Weather: Warm Tamale

A warming trend will push temps into the mid 70s tomorrow and into the weekend. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Wednesday Cloudy; then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 73 degrees F. East-southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 53 degrees F. North-northeast…

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Weather: Cooler Temps & Possible Rain

Our warm weather will dip back down into the low 60s this week. Clouds and possible rain will move in. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69 degrees F. Calm wind, becoming northeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Sunday Night A 30 percent…

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Weather: Rain and Possible T-Storms; Then More Sun and Warming Temps

Rain and possible thunderstorms today and tonight will give the May flowers a good drink. Then it’s back to sunny weather, with temperatures reaching the 70s by the weekend. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Tuesday Rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 11 a.m. A high near 59 degrees F. South wind…

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Weather: Mr. Blue Sky

In a word: gorgeous. Get ready for a series of sunny and increasingly warm days and cool clear nights. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42 degrees F. North-northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 64 degrees F….

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Weather: More Rain, Wind, and Possible T-Storms

More rain is expected Monday and Tuesday, with thunderstorms and wind. Sunny and warmer conditions are predicted for Wednesday and Thursday. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Monday A 90% likelihood of rain. High near 53 degrees F. South wind around 15 mph. Monday Night A 100% prediction of rain, with thunderstorms also possible…

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Weather: Strong Pacific Storm Expected This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather statement about stormy conditions heading our way this weekend. Blustery wind, heavy rain, and possible hail are expected Friday night and Saturday in the Puget Sound lowlands. Heavy snowfall is expected in the mountains. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 62 degrees F. East-southeast wind…

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Weather: Rain and Possible T-Storms

A rainy spell is expected to begin tonight and continue at least into the middle of the week, with possible thunderstorms. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Monday Night An 80 percent likelihood of rain, with a low around 47 degrees F. South wind 7 to 14 mph. Tuesday A 90 percent likelihood…

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Warm, Cloudy Weather Through the Weekend

Today’s temperature is expected to get as high as 65 degrees. The National Weather Service says the fog will slowly roll out, leaving a partly sunny, pretty idyllic day. But then tomorrow late morning we’ll have a 30 percent chance of rain and increasing clouds. Again, we can expect warm temperatures, but the winds will pick up,…

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Weather: Very Rainy and Breezy Today and Tonight

Heavy rain will fall Sunday and Sunday night, with breezy conditions, giving way to a dry cloudy day Monday and possible showers again Monday night. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Sunday 100 percent rain all day, with a high near 51 degrees F. North wind around 16 mph. Precipitation amounts…

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Weather: Cold Tonight and a Long Calm Dry Stretch

Don’t plan on singin’ in the rain any time soon. The pleasantly dry and calm weather is expected to continue stretching into next week. Expect chilly night-time temperatures dipping into the mid-30s tonight and low 40s through the weekend. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Wednesday Sunny and calm, with a high…

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Landslide Threat for Kitsap County Now “Extreme,” NWS Issues Warning

In a special weather statement issued this morning, February 6, at 3:26 a.m., the National Weather Service cautioned that the heavy rainfall has increased the likelihood of landslides throughout Western Washington. The latest update of the Department of Natural Resources Shallow Landslide Hazard Map, also this morning, shows Kitsap County at the Extreme Landslide Hazard Level,…

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Weather: Heavy Prolonged Rain and Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Hydrologic Outlook, which is basically a flood warning, for our area starting today through the weekend. A series of waves of heavy rain is predicted to cause flooding, but breaks in rainfall may mitigate major flooding events. Wednesday Rain likely, mainly before 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high…

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Tornado Hits Gig Harbor

The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed reports of a tornado hitting the Gig Harbor area on Sunday, January 18. According to NWS Seattle office meteorologist Josh Smith, the tornado touched the ground at approximately 2:18 p.m. for 10-15 minutes. Its path began 4 miles west-southwest of Gig Harbor and traveled 4.1 miles east. Its…

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Small Power Outages All Over the Island

As of 9 a.m. this morning, January 18, Puget Sound Energy was reporting outages across their service area caused by “damaging winds.” At 8:30 a.m. there were still 234 outages affecting 29,000 customers. Kitsap County has been the hardest hit. On Bainbridge, many of the current 42 outages are small, affecting a single customer here…

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