Incident Hotline

Today is Tuesday, September 18th, 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.

Weather Outlook:

Dry conditions are expected through Wednesday evening. Skies will remain mostly clear through the afternoon today before a layer of high clouds makes its way into the area and gradually increases overnight tonight. Skies will clear Wednesday morning. Showers move in Wednesday evening, but look light and pretty isolated for the most part. Temperatures remain a bit cooler than average for this time of year.  In the mountains (Mount Baker, Newhalem, Diablo and Ross Lake) you should expect temperatures to be 10-15 degrees cooler both day and night.

For the Coastal waters of Whatcom County, Northwesterly onshore flow will dominate the pattern today. A weak cold front will cross the area on  Wednesday. A surface low will approach from the west on Thursday and reach the area on Friday with small craft advisory winds likely in some waters. Northwest wind to 10 knots, with wind waves 1 foot or less. Overnight northwest winds will increase to 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast after midnight. Wind waves will rise 1 to 3 ft. Patchy fog in the morning.

Remember, Be Prepared!

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