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  • Vashon Energy Catches Fire
    Three Vashon Energy employees were injured in a fire that destroyed the building where the business is located. The fire broke out around 12pm. Both propane delivery trucks were moved away from the building. Several small propane tanks were heard exploding behind the building read more

  • Good Fences
    “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence…”             Robert Frost             Mending Wall read more

  • December 2016: The Overworking of America’s Youth
    Why are Worker’s Rights important? Today, in America, there is a strong effort to maintain the 40 hour work week. This is largely based in a desire to maintain health read more

  • The Ways of the Crab
    It was 1952, or thereabouts and Bob Gregg and I weren’t very far from Ridge Road and down on the beach.  The sound of the ram pump in the woods above us echoed down the creek.  The creek-driven ram pumped water 200 feet up the hill,a tablespoon at a time, day and night, to a thousand gallon tank on a 20 foot tower providing a gravity feed to the families living on the ridge.  read more

  • Those Who Do Not Learn from History
    When I was young, I used to wonder why the people of Germany didn’t up and leave during the 1930s, when they saw how things were going in their country. Many of them did leave, but I understand now why many stayed. It was their home. They and their families had lived there for generations. read more

  • Post-Thanksgiving Day Turkey Treat
    Cooking the traditional centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal is easy; the directions come with the bird. But what do you do with the leftover carcass? There’s a lot of good meat on it, well worth the time to cut off that meat and transform it into a big pot pie, or a casserole. read more

  • The Roller Coaster
    A year ago, who could have imagined that a perfect storm of discontent, fear, and blind folly would land us in the world we have today?  I’ve always said that this is one of the most exciting times to be alive, and our current scenario fits that description in spades. read more

  • Hey, Your Stick is on Fire
    Learning to march was tough, responding to all those marching commands and not stumbling over our own feet.  Drilling like an army was part of scouting.  Boy Scouts had to work together so the whole line reversed direction when Uncle Bruce gave the command, “about face.”  read more

  • Voice of Vashon works to Keep Islands Safe in Winter
    It may not feel like it, but winter will soon be upon Vashon-Maury Islands.  The October windstorm was just a rehearsal for tougher weather ahead.  And, that means power outages, ferry disruptions, road closures and more. For years, Islanders have counted on VoV’s 1650AM Emergency Alert Service read more

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Find out when School Schedules change due to weather

Direct link to the Vashon School District Emergency Information – Snow/Weather Schedule changes page can be found here. http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=4288

Stay updated on most King County Schools here: Public Schools Emergency Communication System. www.schoolreport.org

South Sound and Kitsap School information can be found here: www.pugetinfo.net/

Vashon Weather, Forecast, Pass Report & Tide Table

Puget Sound Tide Tables
3 Tide tables for Vashon
National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast

Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch

Issued:
9:34 PM PST on December 04, 2016
Expires:
4:00 AM PST on December 06, 2016
Snow
Monday 12/05 60%
Snow
Moderating temperatures will change morning snow showers to rain showers by late day. Thunder possible. High around 40F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 12/06 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 37F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/07 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 36F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow
Thursday 12/08 100%
Snow
Snow showers in the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 100%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/09 70%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. High 43F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 12/10 40%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 43F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Extended Forcast and more Current Weather Conditions on the New Weather Page

Vashon Be Prepared – Voice of Vashon – Update

Whenever something happens that you need to know about, we’ll get it out there for you. Stay tuned, Stay warm, stay safe, and stay tuned to VoV Standing By at 1650 am on your AM radio dial.

Do you know what to do? What would you do if your home were damaged so bad you could not stay there? How would you cope with the power being out for seven days or longer? How would you help your neighbor? Making sure that not only you are ready but so will your pets. www.VashonBePrepared.org

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