Incident Hotline

Today is Thursday, September 20th, 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.  During this time, residents are urged to consider what their needs might be in the event Mount Baker erupted, and also to take time to ensure emergency kits are up to date.

Whatcom County Weather Outlook:

Today starts out with a few spotty rain showers, however, most of the day should end up being fairly dry. Plan on some partial clearing as well during the midday hours. Steadier rain is expected to move into the area tonight though, beginning around 10 PM and lasting through the rest of the night. Rain will be tapering off Friday morning with dry conditions returning for Friday afternoon. Another round of rain arrives Friday evening/night, then plan on cool and showery weather over the weekend. Saturday will see the most frequent shower activity with fewer showers Sunday. Then, dry and warmer weather returns early next week.

Coastal Whatcom County Weather Outlook:

For the Coastal waters of Whatcom County, A warm front will brush the region today with  Small Craft Advisory winds over the Coastal Waters. Southerly flow will increase on Friday as a cold front approaches then moves ashore. Onshore flow will develop Friday night and Saturday as this system moves inland. The flow will turn offshore early next  week as a thermal trough forms along the coast. Winds today will be from the south to 10 knots, with wind waves one foot or less.  Tonight winds will shift to the southeast and increase to 5 to 15 knots with wind waves of two feet or less. For both today and tomorrow, there is a chance of rain.

Remember, Be Prepared!

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