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.
The streak of pleasant weather continues Monday through Tuesday and beyond as we remain locked in this dry pattern. Skies generally remain mostly clear however a very weak disturbance holding to the west Monday may bring some additional high clouds. Temperatures embark on a gradual cooling trend Monday and Tuesday but still are well above average for April. Expect some breezy NE winds the second half of the night through Monday morning before lighter winds return Monday afternoon onward. The dry weather pattern will persist through at least Wednesday and likely Thursday as well. We'll need to watch a weather disturbance that grazes the region to the east late Thursday afternoon through Friday that could stir up some stray shower activity, otherwise dry weather holds. Active and wet weather makes its return Friday night/Saturday, continuing into early next week.
Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding.
Offshore flow continues today with high pressure east of the Cascades. The flow will rturn onshore tonight and persist through the week. WIND: Today: NE wind 10-20 knots in the afternoon; wind waves 1-3'. Tonight: NE wind to 10 knots; wind waves 1' or less. Tomorrow: W wind 5-15 nots becoming NW in the afternoon; wind waves 2' 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.
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.