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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Winter Weather Updates

Snow 2020

Updated at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

National Weather Service 

  • The National Weather Service predicts the Kitsap Peninsula will get 4-6 inches of snow that will continue through 2 a.m.
  • Another snow system is expected Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
  • Wind speeds pick up Wednesday evening.
  • Rapid warm up will begin on Friday; slight chance of flooding with snowmelt.

Road Conditions

  • City crews continue to apply salt brine and sand to roads throughout the island to minimize icy conditions. Crews are also beginning to plow. Learn more about the City’s snow and ice removal plan here
  • Follow Kitsap County road closures here

Severe Weather Shelter

  • Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, the severe weather shelter at the Senior Center will be open through Thursday night. The Senior Center is located at 370 Brien Dr. SE. People must check in 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day. 


  • A decision has not been made on Wednesday’s school schedule. If district officials decide to delay or cancel school, they will aim to begin sending out communications around 5:30 a.m. If you don’t hear from district officials, that means school is on time and on schedule. If you are still uncertain, check the BISD website for on-screen alerts:

Power Outages

  • Puget Sound Energy customers can report problems with downed power lines by calling 1-888-225-5773 or report the power outage online.

Washington State Ferries

Kitsap Transit


  • Keeping sidewalks free from snow, ice, and other obstructions is the responsibility of the person or entity whose property abuts the sidewalk, per BIMC 12.08. Only sidewalks on or abutting City property are maintained by City crews during snow and ice operations.

Stay Informed

  • The City uses Nixle for its emergency notifications to advise subscribers of road closures, downed power lines or other emergent issues. Text 98110 to 888777 or sign up here:
  • Please see the City’s winter weather webpage for more information on power outages, Kitsap County road closures, and more: 

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