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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: April 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Thursday, April 22, 2021 Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Expect to see a few more clouds today with temperatures that top out in the mid 60s today. There could be some drizzle overnight and more clouds again tomorrow as the next weather system arrives with rain and showers Saturday and Sunday. Low temps mid-40s

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 May 21, 2021

Advisories, Watches and Warnings 

No advisories, watches or warnings for our area.

Environment Canada has issued a Strong Wind Warning for the Strait of Georgia-South of Nanaimo for northwest winds 15-25 knots 

Whatcom County Weather

Inland Weather

Some drizzle is expected in spots overnight tonight and into early Thursday morning, but dry weather is expected the rest of Thursday. Dry conditions continue Thursday night and Friday even though skies will be on the increase Thursday night and skies will be mostly cloudy on Friday. Winds will remain under 20 mph through Friday.  Off/on light rain returns Friday evening and continues throughout Friday night. A steadier round of rain moves through on Saturday and Saturday evening before tapering off overnight Saturday night. Looks mainly dry Sunday morning, but there could be a few showers at any point. A few showers are possible during the afternoon/early evening hours each day Sunday and Monday, but both days should feature plenty of dry time.  Temperatures cool off for the weekend, but not by much.  Look for temperatures in the mid 60s today and around 60 tomorrow. Lows tonight will be in the mid-40s.

Rivers and Streams

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

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

Onshore flow will persist today with high pressure remianing over the northeastern Pacific.  A frontal system will move across the waters late Friday through Saturday.  Weak low pressure will remain over the waters Sunday. WIND:   Today:  NW wind 5-15 knots becoming; wind waves 2' or less.  Tonight:  W wind 5-15 knots becoming S after midnight;  wind waves 2' or less.   Tomorrow:  S wind 10-20 knots becoming 5-15 knots in the afternoon; wind waves 1'-3'.  A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.  Tomorrow Night:  SW  wind 5-15 nots; wind waves 2' or less.

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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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