Incident Hotline

-Incident Hotline - Wednesday, December 4, 2019                 CHECK OUT OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BLOG!

There are no active incidents at this time.

Advisories, Watches and Warnings:

There are no advisories, watches or warning for our area at this time.

Whatcom County Weather

Rain will taper off to showers today and we will have partly cloudy skies tonight. Winds will be less than 10mph. Highs today will be in the upper 40s and lows tonight will drop to the lower 40s. Tomorrow, expect drizzle in the morning turning and then cloudy skies later. High and low temperatures will be about the same as today. Winds in Sumas will be around 15 mph tomorrow with gusts to 20mph.

The Nooksack River level will rise just a little more before dropping back a little. The next weather system will cause it to rise again just a little higher than this last bout. No flooding is forecast.

Coastal Weather for Lummi Nation, Birch Bay, Lummi Island, Strait of Georgia, Pt. Roberts, Bellingham, and Blaine 

For the coastal waters of Whatcom County, winds will be from the north 10-20 knots with wind waves of one to three feet today; the winds will drop to 5-15 knots tonight and wind waves will decrease to two feet or less. Tomorrow winds will be from the east at 5-15 knots with wind waves of two feet or less.

Cherry Point Tides
December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019


Emergency Preparedness

First, put your Winter Safety Kit in your vehicle if you haven’t done so already.

Second, watch for frost on overpasses, bridges and the sides of the road as well as black ice when temperatures drop below freezing. Higher elevations are colder so frost or ice are likely even if you don’t run into it in the lower elevations.

Third, watch for slush on the roads if you’re headed to the ski area. Whether water or snow, it can build up under your tire and cause you to lose traction. Slowing down is one way to reduce this from happening.

Fourth, do not cross water flowing over roads; three to six inches of fast moving water can know you off your feet and six to eight inches can move vehicles as large as SUVs.

Thank you for calling the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management Incident hotline. 

Remember, think safety and be prepared!  This hotline is not updated on weekends or holidays unless an incident occurs.

Contact: Wallace Kost, 360.778.7165, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management