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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: April 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Monday, April 19, 2021 Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Expect temperatures to be cooler today but still sunny. Breeze will still be on the lighter side, generally under 10mph. Tomorrow will be a couple degrees cooler with sunny skies. Next chance for rain comes later in the week.

Active Incidents

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

Advisories, Watches and Warnings 

No advisories, watches or warnings for our area.

Whatcom County Weather

Inland Weather

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.

Rivers and Streams

Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding. 

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

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.

Tides For Cherry Point 


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Emergency Management Tips and Reminders

April Is Financial Preparedness Month

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.

  1. Gather financial and critical personal, household and medical information.
  2. Consider saving money in an emergency savings account that could be used in any crisis. Keep a small amount of cash at home in a safe place. It is important to have small bills on hand because ATMs and credit cards may not work during a disaster when you need to purchase necessary supplies, fuel or food.
  3. Obtain property (homeowners or renters), health and life insurance if you do not have them. Not all insurance policies are the same. Review your policy to make sure the amount and types of coverage you have meets the requirements for all possible hazards. Homeowners insurance does not typically cover flooding, so you may need to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.
  4. For more helpful financial preparedness tips, download the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) to get started planning today.

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.

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