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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: May 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] May 22, 2023 Emergency Management Daily Briefing

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.


There are no current active incidents for Whatcom County.

Advisories, Watches and Warnings

There are currently no Advisories, Watches or Warnings for Whatcom County.

Whatcom County Weather

Inland Weather

Cool, wet weather is expected to continue through the beginning of the work week. Light rain showers are expected to develop through Monday morning. Western portions of the county should see this rain end by early Monday afternoon, while foothill areas to the east may see the occasional drizzle during the afternoon and overnight hours. Temperature high of 60, low of 48, with winds S-SW 6-8 mph. All areas will see another opportunity for drizzle after midnight. While there is still uncertainty surrounding the exact placement of this moisture, it appears that a wave of light, steady rain will arrive mid-Tuesday morning an continue through the first half of the afternoon. High of 61, low of 48 with winds S-SW 5-7 mph. Conditions look to reman dry through the rest of the work week and the upcoming weekend as a stable pattern takes hold of the region. Temperatures will warm up from Wednesday through the second half of the week, with the warmest temperatures likely occurring on Friday and Saturday. There is still uncertainty surrounding how warm temperatures will get, but afternoon highs in the low 80's is possible.

Air Quality

No concerns now. Visit the Washington State Smoke Blog for up-to-date information.

Rivers and Streams

Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal for this time of the year and there is no likelihood of flooding.

Coastal Weather

Broad surface ridging will remain centered over the offshore waters with lower pressure east of the Cascades for varying degrees of offshore flow throughout the week ahead.

Today: S wind 10-20 kt. Wind waves 1-3 ft. Chance of showers in the morning

Tonight: SW wind 10-20 kt. Wind waves 1-3 ft.

Tomorrow: SW wind 10 kt becoming 5-15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers.

Tomorrow night: SE wind 5-15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less.


2:27 AMLow7.16 ft
5:33 AMHigh7.72 ft
1:41 PMLow-1.91 ft
9:59 PMHigh9.64 ft.

Emergency Management Tips and Reminders

Warm Air, but Still Cold Waters

Although we are getting some warming temperatures with some nicer days, rivers and lakes are still quite cold and could be dangerous. Even on hot summer-like days in the spring, the waters can be cold enough to cause cold water shock until they have had time to warm after multiple warm days.

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