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Worst part of storm has passed, but caution is still the rule

Jessica Schmidt of Kingston took this photo of sledding action Wednesday morning.   - Jessica Schmidt
Jessica Schmidt of Kingston took this photo of sledding action Wednesday morning.
— image credit: Jessica Schmidt

POULSBO — The significant part of the storm has passed over us, according to the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, but there are still considerations regarding travel.

Snow is tapering off. Temperatures will remain at or below freezing. A second weaker system will arrive Thursday bringing a snow/rain mix with a freezing rain threat.

Snow plows will continue to clear and sand priority roads and will get to secondary streets when possible, according to the Department of Emergency Management. Expect ice on the roads Wednesday night and Thursday, therefore travel may remain hazardous.

Make sure the heavy snows are not affecting your structures.

The National Weather Service’s Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Wednesday 8 p.m., and the National Weather Service advises that if you must travel, carry an extra flashlight, food, water and blankets in case of emergency.

The National Weather Service expected total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches Wednesday, with high temperature near 30 and north wind around 21 mph.

Tonight, there’s a chance of rain and snow, with snow level 200 feet. It will dip to 27 with north-northwest wind between 10 and 17 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday, rain and snow are likely. The temperature will reach a high near 35, with north wind between 8 and 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday night, rain is likely. Temperatures will dip to 33 with a north wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south.

It will rain Friday, continuing into next week, with temperatures warming to the mid-40s.

Sites we recommend:

North Kitsap School District website for school closures and delays.

The latest weather advisories, warnings and watches are available on the National Weather Service website.

Kitsap County inclement weather information is available on the Emergency Management Department website.

State Transportation Department cameras show real-time conditions of roads leading to the Kingston ferry terminal.

See weather conditions for the Poulsbo Village area on the Central Market weather camera.

 

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