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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: March 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Monday, March 8, 2021 Emergency Management Daily Briefing for Whatcom County

Nice day today! Partly sunny, light winds, and highs around 50 most places. Lows tonight 30-35; risk of frost. Possible shower or two overnight in the north. Tomorrow, mostly sunny with highs again low 50s. Pt Roberts and Blaine could see northeast breeze

These Daily Briefings on Incidents, Advisories, Watches and Warnings, current weather and Emergency Management tips are published Monday through Friday, as well as during times of increased awareness or actual events.

Active Incidents

The U.S. and Canada have extended an order closing their shared border to nonessential traffic until at least February 21, 2021. This includes both vehicular and boating between the countries.


The “Proclamation of Emergency” signed by the Whatcom County Executive concerning COVID-19 remains in effect. Information about Whatcom County’s response to COVID-19 is available at the Joint Information Center’s COVID-19 website.

Advisories, Watches and Warnings 

Weather Around Whatcom County

Whatcom County Inland Weather

Light winds and highs in the low 50s are in store for today’s Whatcom County weather. There will be partly sunny skies today, mostly cloudy skies tonight with Blaine and Sumas having a slight chance for a shower or two.  Then we’ll see mostly sunny skies tomorrow. Lows will still drop down in the mid-30s though so higher elevations should expect the possibility for some frost.  Sumas may see some northeast wind today around 10 mph and Point Roberts could see some northeast wind tonight in the 20 mph range and the highs will only reach the mid-40s. Newhalem will only see highs around 40 degrees for the next couple of days with lows around 30 and there is a chance for a rain/snow mixture on Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Rivers and Streams

The Nooksack River level continue to drop ever so slowly and there is nothing over the next five days that will cause that to change.  

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

For the Strait and Inland Coastal Waters off Whatcom County, we’re looking for lighter winds over the next several days. Directionally, the wind will go from northeast today to east tonight and then switch again to the southeast tomorrow.



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Emergency Management Tips and Reminders


Everyone in Washington State is 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 here and here.

This briefing line is not updated on weekends unless an incident occurs.

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