Incident Hotline

Today is Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Items of Interest:

  1. The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office is currently conducting an exercise that focuses on what would occur if Mount Baker were to erupt.  This exercise will conclude on October 18th, 2018 and during the week of October 15th, response personnel and equipment may be seen around Whatcom County.

Whatcom County Weather Outlook:

Dry conditions are expected through Wednesday, although there will be a gradual increase in cloud cover through Wednesday. Showers move in after 8-9 pm Wednesday evening with showers lingering through the night and into Thursday morning. Showers taper off throughout the morning and midday hours on Thursday, with showers ending on our coast mid-morning and in the midday/early afternoon hours near Maple Falls. Occasional light rain returns Thursday evening and then the forecast is looking uncertain. Precipitation could remain light and spotty overnight Thursday night into Friday, but there could also be steady rain developing. Timing and intensity of the rain is uncertain at this time, but there could be a prolonged period of heavy rain at some point Friday/Friday night. South south east winds will increase Thursday night and be gusty on Friday, at least through the morning hours. Gusts up to 30-40 mph are expected at this time. Showers linger at times Saturday and Sunday with showers most frequent for areas in East County.

Coastal Whatcom County Weather Outlook:

For the Coastal waters of Whatcom County, onshore flow will increase today as cold front moves through the area. A stronger Pacific frontal system will  impact the area Thursday night into Friday with increasing  southerly winds over the waters. The flow will turn onshore Friday night and Saturday as this system moves inland. Southwest winds between 10 and 15 knots, with wind waves 2 foot or less. Small craft  advisories will likely be needed from time to time heading into  the weekend. 

Remember, Be Prepared!

Contact: Wallace Kost, 360.788.5305, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management