It looks like a pretty mild week with some rain and sunny patches mixed in. No flooding is expected at this time, but see our flood safety tips below.
There are currently no active incidents in Whatcom County.
There are currently no advisories, watches or warnings in Whatcom County.
July 24 a drought emergency was declared by WA State Dept of Ecology for Whatcom County.
Dry weather will be continuing into the morning hours on Monday with any fog clearing out early allowing for high clouds to linger through the rest of the afternoon. High clouds will continue into the night on Monday and with an influx of warmer upper level air we will be seeing little to no frost concerns as temperatures will be moderated. We will be seeing dry weather continue into Tuesday morning with increasing cloud coverage into the afternoon hours. With the next system looking to drop more rain showers into the region beginning after 3-4pm. Winds will be a bit breezy out of the south with gusts up to 30-35mph possible. Rain showers will linger into the overnight hours before tapering off around midnight.
Dry weather will then continue through the rest of the work week and into the weekend with the only concern being the potential for freezes most nights starting from Wednesday night and continuing into the weekend. With potential for patchy fog as well with calm conditions aiding patchy frost/freeze concerns.
For the Strait and Inland Coastal Waters off Whatcom County today will be winds coming from the east up to 10 knots. Wind waves 1 foot or less. Moving into the evening we will have winds coming from the northeast up to 10 knots, becoming east after midnight. Wind waves 1 foot or less. Tomorrow winds come from the southeast at 5-15 knots becoming 10-20 in the afternoon. Wind waves 1-3 feet. Rain likely in the afternoon. For a look at real-time coastal weather and tides you can link here to the Cherry Point NOAA Tide Station.
Visit the Whatcom County Health Department's Wildfire Smoke for up-to-date information and air quality.
New CERT classes will begin in 2024. See here for more information.
Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. Flooding is an overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods can happen during:
Areas located in the Nooksack River floodplain are subject to regular flooding in Whatcom County. Visit Whatcom County River and Flood for more information.
The National Weather Service issues multiple flood notices ahead of possible flooding.
Issued when a forecasted weather event may become a nuisance.
Check local news radio station KGMI AM 790
Monitor Whatcom Ready on Facebook or the website
Continue the above actions, and be prepared to evacuate quickly if needed.
Continue the above actions and move to higher ground
Action to Take
Level 1-Get Ready
Be aware of potential threat
Prepare to move persons with special needs, pets and livestock
Level 2-Get Set
Move persons with special needs, pets and livestock
Be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice
Evacuate immediately. Emergency services may not be able to provide further assistance if you stay.
Turn around, don’t drown! Don’t drive or walk into flooded areas.
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