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" in effect from noon today to 8:00pm this evening for north winds 15-25 knots.
Environment Canada issued a "Strong Wind Warning" for northwest winds 20-25 knots later this afternoon decreasing to 15-20 knots latee this evening.
Dry weather continues through Wednesday under mostly clear skies; no concerns are expected, although NNW winds will be breezy during the afternoon/early evening hours in most spots and there will be a light freeze in spots tonight. Expect gusts up to 25-30 mph Tuesday afternoon and gusts up to 20-25 mph on Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures will be remaining above freezing each night with warm temperatures expected each afternoon. Look for temperatures today reaching the low to mid-60s with some gust northwest winds. Tonight will see lows near 40 degrees. Tomorrow's high will once again be in the low to mid-60s.
Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding.
Offshore Northerly offshore flow will continue this wee, turning a bit more easterly Thursday through Saturday. WIND: Today: N 10-20 knots becoming NW 15-25 knots in the afternoon; wind waves building to 2-4'. Tonight: NW wind 15-25 knots easing to 5-15 knots after midnight; wind waves subsiding to 2' or less after midnight. Tomorrow: N wind 5-15 knots becoming NW 10-20 knots in the afternoon; wind waves 1-3'.
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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