The Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project is one step closer to construction after receiving approval to release the study’s proposed Chief’s Report from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers board in Washington, D.C.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning which is in effect until 6 PM Saturday. Forecasters say winds will increase from the south at 20 to 30 mph with local gusts of 45 to 50 mph. Some affected locations specifically mentioned in the warning include the Hood Canal area and Shelton. The strongest winds are likely to occur between 9 AM and 4 PM. Winds this strong typically occur during the fall and winter. This wind event could create more problems due to trees being under stress because of dry conditions and due to trees still having their leaves. These factors will increase the risk downed trees and branches. There could also be local power outages.
Here is an update on the Sunnyside Fire burning in the Skokomish Valley as of 1:15 PM 8/28/15
A strong weather system will impact the region on Saturday. This system has the potential to bring winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph in parts of the coast, northwest interior and I-5 corridor. Winds this strong usually occur in fall and winter so this wind event could create more problems due to trees still having their leaves. This will make the branches more prone to snapping in strong winds. In addition to the possibility of downed tree limbs the gusty winds could cause local power outages.
Hood Canal Communications and Taylor Shellfish are proud to contribute to the firefighting efforts by collecting and delivering items that are much in need for the firefighters and families in Eastern, WA. As you know, the fires this year are some of the worst in Washington State history and our firefighters need our help. Taylor Shellfish is supplying a semi-truck and trailer and will be collecting items in the Walmart Parking lot on Friday 8/28/2015 from 9 AM to until we fill the trailer. Or items can be dropped off before Friday afternoon at the HCC office located at 2218 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton, WA.
If you love Washington’s forests, parks and monuments, thank our 26th president.
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt made a 17-city whistle stop tour of Washington State, inspiring thousands of Washington residents on both sides of the Cascades. Historian Scott Woodward talks about Roosevelt and his wilderness legacy at the Shelton Timberland Library, Saturday, September 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.