Kitsap Peninsula Clobbered!
Among the hardest hit areas in western Washington from Sunday and yesterday's wind and rain blast was the Kitsap Peninsula. According to Chris Henry with the Kitsap Sun, a record 7.5 inches of rain fell on Kitsap County in the 24-hour period ending at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. This is a record according to Lt. Charlie Rinard of Bremerton Fire Station 2. And the rain kept falling as an additional 1.08 inches of rain had fallen as of 3:30 p.m. Monday, setting a new two-day total record of 8.58 inches. And the rain still kept coming down. Last I heard as of this morning it was close to 11 inches. Anyone heading out this weekend to do one of the eight hikes in my Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula Book better pack a sense of adventure with their rain gear. I have a feeling some of these places may not have fared so well. I hope to have updates and hopefully positive info for you as we dry out.