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.
Mostly dry conditions are on slate for today but there will be some degree of cloud coverage and a chance for drizzle/light rain on Wednesday evening. Nevertheless, a few breaks in the clouds should allow spells of sunshine to warm up daytime temps slightly above average. Heading overnight Wednesday and into Thursday, more dry weather is in the forecast as any lingering drizzle ends. Generally light winds will be indicative of calm conditions throughout the period. High temps will rise during this time. There could be a little north/northwest wind in the 5-15 mph range. Temperature should reach the low 60s today. Tonight will drop into the low 40s. Tomorrow's temperature should be a little warmer yet with a 70 degree reading possible in the north central part of the county.
One last round of dry weather on Thursday night before a frontal system arrives early into Friday. This feature does not appear to be a soaker but it will kick off a period of showery activity through the weekend. Afternoon highs will teeter steadily around average.
Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding.
Weak high pressure remains near the coast through Thursday. A frontal system will cross the waters Thursday night and Friday with onshore flow following this system into next weekend. WIND: Today: S wind to 10 knots becoming N# in the afternoon. Wind waves 1' or less. A slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Tonight: N wind 5-15 knots becoming to 10 knots after midnight. Wind waves 2' or less. A slight chance of rain in the evening. Tomorrow: NE wind to 10 knots becoming SW in the afternoon. Wind waves 1' 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.
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