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 April 21, 2021
A "SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY" in effect from noon today to 8:00pm this evening for north winds 15-25 knots.
Environment Canada issued a "Strong Wind Warning" for northwest winds 20-25 knots later this afternoon decreasing to 15-20 knots latee this evening.
We are looking for clear skies for the next several days at least. Temperatures reach the mid to upper 60s on Wednesday with some occasional breezy winds with gusts up to 20mph. Overnight temperatures will not drop below 40 Wednesday night and winds become lighter. Thursday will see temperatures rise further and will be around 70 degrees. As we look towards the weekend, both Saturday and Sunday look to be clear as well with highs around 70 degrees..
Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding.
Northerly offshore flow will continue today, before turning more easterly Thursday through Saturday. WIND: Today: NW 5-15 knots becoming 10-20 knots in the afternoon; wind waves 1-3'. Tonight: NW wind 10-20 knots becoming 5-15 knots after midnight; wind waves 1-3'. Tomorrow: N wind 5to 10 knots becoming NW in the afternoon; wind waves 1' or less.
Emergency Management Tips and Reminders
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.
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.
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