It is looking like our weather will be warm this week. As it warms up and dries out, think about fire safety.
Currently there are no ongoing or active incidents in Whatcom County.
Currently there are no ongoing advisories, watches or warnings in Whatcom County.
Whatcom County Fire Marshal has initiated a Stage 1 Burn Ban effective 0800 Friday, June 9. See here for more information.
A subject of note here is the Mt Baker Hwy closure which is affecting a large area of the county. Please visit the Whatcom County Public Works Road Closures and Restrictions page for more information.
Dry weather continues through Tuesday. Temperatures will be trending warmer each day Monday and Tuesday. Winds remain relatively light, but there will be some breezes up to 20 mph during the daytime hours. Skies generally remain clear through Tuesday.
Looks dry through the week. Temperatures will be even warmer on Wednesday, but temperatures should be cooling off a bit on Thursday and Friday. A few rain showers are possible during the weekend during the afternoon and evening hours, but showers may remain remain over the mountains.
The Nooksack River and stream levels in Whatcom County are normal for this time of year.
For the Strait and Inland Coastal Waters off Whatcom County today the wind will come from the northwest at 5-15 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less. Moving into the evening, winds will continue from the northwest at 5-15 knots. Wind waves 2 feet or less. Tomorrow winds come from the northwest at 5-15 knots becoming 10 knots in the afternoon. Wind waves will be 2 feet or less. For a look at real-time coastal weather and tides you can link here to the Cherry Point NOAA Tide Station.
Learn the Fire Evacuation Levels
Level 1: Ready
A level one threat means it is time to prepare to evacuate. Review your emergency plan and evacuation routes, including plans for pets or livestock. Ensure your Go-Kit is packed and ready. Follow local news on TV, radio or social media.
Level 2: Get Set
A level two threat means the emergency is less predicable and you need to be ready to leave at any moment. If you have young children or vulnerable dependents you should leave now so you have time to evacuate safely. Keep monitoring the news for updates.
Level 3: Go
A level 3 alert means there is immediate, extreme danger in your area. Evacuate immediately.
Wildfire is a cause of concern for us all in the Evergreen State. While wildfire has historically played a crucial role in Washington's forest ecology, climate change and other factors have led to longer, more destructive fire seasons, which threaten communities throughout the state's diverse landscape. But there are a number of steps landowners can take to protect their property -- and their neighbors'.
Every year across our nation, some homes survive - while many others do not - after a major wildfire. Those that survive almost always do so because their owners had prepared for the eventuality of fire, which is an inescapable force of nature in fire-prone wildland areas.
You may also visit the National Fire Protection Association’s Preparing Homes for Wildfire website for additional information.
Tips For Home Landscaping In Dry Conditions
If your fire escapes, you will be responsible for paying for fire suppression personnel and equipment, as required by state law.
Additional Prevention Tips
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