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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: April 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Wednesday, April 28, 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 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.

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 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.          

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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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