National Weather Service issues warning of landslide risk

POULSBO — Weekend rain, combined with rain expected each day this week, has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a landslide warning for much of the Puget Sound region, including Poulsbo and the Hood Canal area.

“Over the past few weeks, heavy rainfall brought increased soil moisture to Western Washington with notable events over the past week,” the weather service reported on Nov. 26. “Additional rainfall today has maintained an elevated threat of landslides. Additional rainfall tonight and then again Monday night could act to trigger a landslide or two.”

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A 20 percent chance of showers is forecast for Nov. 27, with partly sunny skies and temperature around 44 during the day and a 40 percent chance of showers overnight.

Showers are likely the rest of the week, with overnight temperatures ranging from 47 to 38 degrees.

The county’s severe weather shelters will open when nighttime temperatures are expected to drop to freezing, or there will be an inch of rain or an inch of snow in a 24-hour period.

Severe weather shelters are located at:

  • Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston.
  • Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Ave. NE, Poulsbo.
  • Silverdale United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale.
  • The Salvation Army, 832 Sixth St., Bremerton. Beginning Dec. 1, the Salvation Army shelter will be open every night through March 31, regardless of the weather conditions, according to Maj. Scott Ramsey.
  • Port Orchard United Methodist Church, 725 Kitsap St., Port Orchard.