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
No advisories, watches or warnings for our area.
Dry weather and no road concerns is in the forecast for the next couple of days. Sunny skies during the day with more clear skies at night is expected and temperatures will become warm for Thursday and Friday. There will be no overnight freeze threat. All in all, a dry and calm couple of days in store with increasing daytime high temperatures. Temperatures over the next several days will be around 70 or a little above for highs and lows in the mid to upper 40s. Winds will generally stay under 10mph.
Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding. The warmer temperatures will lead to a little more snowmelt draining into the river so the water will be running pretty cold. If you have any plans to be in or around the river, remember hypothermia and its affect on the body.
Surface high pressure will remain centered to the north of the area with thermally induced low pressure deepening over Western Oregon into this weekend for light offshore flow. Onshore flow is expected to develop early next week. WIND: Today: N wind 5-15 knots becoming NW in the afternoon; wind waves 2' or less. Tonight: NW wind 10 knots becoming light; wind waves 1' or less. Tomorrow: NE wind to 10 knots becoming NW in the afternoon; wind waves 1' or less.
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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