COVID-19 - The “Proclamation of Emergency” signed by the Whatcom County Executive concerning COVID-19 remains in effect. The U.S. and Canada have extended an order closing their shared border to nonessential traffic until at least April 21, 2021
No advisories, watches or warnings for our area.
Tranquil weather continues for the next couple of days. Expect temperatures to rise into the 70s on Friday and potentially even the upper 70s on Saturday. It will be warm with mostly light winds and no precipitation threats. The weather remains dry through the rest of the weekend and likely into next week as well. Northwest flow will return and bring some cooler temperatures next week but it will still be mild to warm and likely remaining dry into mid-week. Sumas could see a moderate northeast breeze on Sunday with gusts to 22 mph or so.
Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding. The warmer temperatures will lead to a little more snowmelt draining into the river so the water will be running pretty cold. If you have any plans to be in or around the river, remember hypothermia and its affect on the body.
Surface high pressure will remain centered to the north of the area into this weekend for light offshore flow. Onshore flow is expected to develop early next week. WIND: Today: NE wind to 10 knots becoming NW in the afternoon; wind waves 1' or less. Tonight: N wind to 10 knots; wind waves 1' or less. Tomorrow: NW wind to 10 knots; wind waves 1' or less. Sat Night: NW wind to 10 knots becoming E after midnight; wind waves 1' or less. Sun: N wind to 10 knots becoming NW in the afternoon; wind waves 2' or less
Emergency Management Tips and Reminders
Whatcom County residents at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In these stressful times, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical and other records is crucial for starting the recovery process quickly and efficiently.
There is also a wealth of information on financial preparedness on Ready.Gov. You can also contact the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management at 360.676.6681 for additional information.
Washington State residents are directed to wear a face covering while at any indoor public space and any outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you. You can find more info about face coverings and other protective actions on the Whatcom County Health Department Website.
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