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A Few Bainbridge Customers Still Without Power

Puget Sound Energy is confident that the few Bainbridge Islanders still without power today, August 31, ever since Saturday’s storm will be back in the light by some time tomorrow evening or night. PSE reports many damage points to the grid from the storm—about 900—spread out across hundreds of square miles. On Bainbridge the few remaining outages…

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Bring out the Marshmallows—Burn Ban Downgraded

This afternoon, August 31, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department announced that the Phase Two burn ban has been lifted. What that means is that recreational fires less than three feet in diameter and at least 25 feet from buildings and combustibles are allowed at this time. Fires in outdoor fireplaces and campfires in approved locations in…

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Olympic Park Reopens Just in Time for Weekend to Be Over

The National Parks Service announced this afternoon that roads and facilities have reopened at Staircase, Deer Park, Hurricane Ridge, Elwha, Sol Duc, Lake Crescent, and Queets. But hazards and debris are still a concern in the Hoh Rain Forest, Kalaloch, Mora, Ozette, and Quinault areas of the park. Rangers are hoping to reopen Hoh Valley Road, Hoh Campground, Ozette Campground, and…

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Update on Storm Damage: Bainbridge and North Kitsap Hardest Hit in County

Earlier this afternoon, August 30, 8,600 Kitsap customers still had no power. Puget Sound Energy reports that most of those customers were on Bainbridge and in North Kitsap. At 5 p.m. there were just over 50 Bainbridge customers still in the dark. Two additional crews are expected to arrive at the Kitsap Storm Base this…

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Power Blows on Island

Puget Sound Energy reports 223,899 customers are without power so far across the region as a large wind and rain storm presses north and east. Of those customers, more than 5,500 are on Bainbridge. The outages seemed to be spread across the Island—north, central, and south—in mostly small pockets, likely caused by fallen branches and trees….

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High Wind Warning Today—Batten Down Hatches

At 3:57 this morning, August 29, the National Weather Service issued an urgent weather message warning about high winds in the Puget Sound region from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Winds are expected to increase from the south, ranging from 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. The strongest winds are expected…

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Rainy, Blustery Weather Heading Our Way

In a special weather statement issued at 5:34 this evening, August 27, the National Weather Service is predicting wet weather for tomorrow and Saturday. The wind is supposed to pick up on Saturday as a stronger front comes through. The statement says that gale warnings are possible for marine areas and wind advisories are possible…

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Out of the Frying Pan, into the Flood (and Darkness)

Yesterday, we were looking at scorched earth. Today we’re worrying about floods. The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for the region including  eastern Kitsap County and Bremerton.  The warning is in effect until 4:15 this evening, August 14. The NWS also predicted that the heavy rain from thunderstorms…

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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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lightning by Les Chatfield

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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