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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: April 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Average temps today and tomorrow (high-60/low-44) with mostly cloudy skies and light winds from the south around 10mph. There may be a shower or two in the northern part of the county. Greater chance for showers going into Thursday and Thursday evening.

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.

Whatcom County Weather

Inland Weather

Mostly dry weather remains in place through the middle of the week as calmer conditions take hold. There will be two weather disturbances that push through to the north of the region Tuesday and again later Wednesday that likely keep persistent mid to high level clouds in place. While the first of these two pass far enough to the north to avoid and precip, the second may throw a few very light sprinkles into the area late Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Don't be surprised if you're in the Sumas area and get hit with a shower today, Abbotsford is showing a chance of showers.  Temperatures continue a slow warming trend through Wednesday as well.  After a few sprinkles Wednesday evening we'll get one more dry day on Thursday then more active spring-like weather returns. Expect a band of rain to move into the area later Thursday night into Friday morning, breaking to scattered showers Friday afternoon. From there we'll see pulses of increased shower activity move through at times Saturday into early next week. Temperatures peak on Thursday before sharply falling below average Friday onward.  Look for temperatures to begin to warm up a little bit through Thursday before that next disturbance moves through.  We could hit 70 in Sumas on Thursday before dropping back to 60 on Friday.  Other areas will be a few degrees cooler as well.  Wind will be from the south/southwest today near 10mph and about the same tonight.

Rivers and Streams

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

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

Weak high pressure will be near the coast with lower pressure east of the Cascades for light onshore flow through Thursday.  A frontal system will move through the area Thursday night and Friday with onshore flow behind this system on Saturday.  WIND:   Today:  S wind 5-15 knots. Wind waves 2'or less Tonight:  SW wind 5-15 knots becoming. Wind waves 2' or less. A slight chance of rain after midnight.  Tomorrow:  S  wind to 10 knots becoming NE in gthe afternoon. Wind waves 1' or less.  A slight chance of rain.      

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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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