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
No advisories, watches or warnings for our area.
The region sees a return to completely dry weather Monday night and Tuesday after some lingering shower activity on Monday. Overall Monday appears to be drier than the previous few days; however, we'll continue to have to deal with some pop-up shower activity that peaks late morning through the afternoon locally. Expect shower activity to be a little more frequent east towards the foothills. Most of the day will be dry. Fortunately, all showers come to an end around 5-6pm then we're dry Monday night. On Tuesday, a weather disturbance passing to the north increases cloud cover; however, it will remain dry. Mostly dry and calmer weather persists through the middle of the week. We'll continue to have a few weather disturbances pass close by to the north but other than some increased clouds it remains dry locally most hours. That said a disturbance on Wednesday could get close enough to spark some light afternoon shower/sprinkle activity. Temperatures continue to warm as well, peaking Thursday. Wetter weather returns Friday as a weather disturbance barrels into the area from the west. Showery conditions linger at times for the weekend. Highs over the next several days will be near 60 degrees with lows in the evening dropping to the mid-40s. The temperatures look to move up a degree or two each day for the next several days.
Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding.
Weak low pressure fiving way to high pressure slowly building over the area early this week. Next system weakening as it arrives Tuesday night, with high pressure strengthening over the waters Wednesday and persisting through the latter half of the week. WIND: Today: S wind to 10 knots. Wind waves 1' or less. A slight chance of showers. Tonight: SW wind 5-15 knots becoming; wind waves 2' or less. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Tomorrow: S wind 5-15 knots; wind wave 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.