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
A "Small Craft Advisory" will be in effect from 2:00pm Wednesday to 6:00am Thursday morning for south winds 15-25 knots.
No major concerns are expected through Wednesday, although there will be a light freeze in spots tonight. Dry weather is expected through Tuesday and most of Tuesday night with temperatures remaining above freezing in most spots tonight and Tuesday night. A few areas in the E could see temperatures falling near freezing tonight, but no concerns are expected, as roads should remain several degrees above the air. Occasional light rain is expected late Tuesday night and through Wednesday with steadier rain for far eastern parts of the area.
Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding.
Onshore flow will continue today with high pressure offshore and lower pressure inland. A frontal system will move through the area Wednesday and Wednesday night. Another frontal system will move through Friday and Friday night. High pressure will build over the waters Saturday. Winds today: SE 5-15 knots; wind waves two feet or less. Winds tonight: SW 10-20 knots; wind waves one to three feet. Winds Wednesday: SW 10-20 knots becoming S 15-25 knots in the afternoon; wind waves two to four feet.
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.
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.