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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 

Active Alerts

A "Small Craft Advisory" will go into effect the afternoon at 4pm through tomorrow morning.  Southeast winds will increase from 5-15knots to 15-25 knots and then 20-30 knots causing wind waves of 3-5 feet

Note:  Active Alerts are subject to change and conditions may be different than stated here. 

Whatcom County Weather

Clouds will increase this morning giving way to rain and rain showers through Thursday evening.  Temperatures will be in the mid 50s for highs and low to mid-40s for the lows.  Winds will gradually increase as well this evening from the south in the 15 mph range with gusts to 24 mph tonight and tomorrow.

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

Again the small craft advisory will go into effect this afternoon at 4 pm with winds from the south 5-15 knots and then increasing to 15-25 knots and then a little stronger later 20-30 knots. Wind waves will be in the 3-5 foot range at the height of the winds.

Emergency Preparedness

Do you have extra flashlights?  How about batteries?  Now is a great time to make a trip to the store to pick up an extra flashlight and some extra batteries just in case power goes out.  Purchasing them when the weather is good keeps you from having to make a trip to the store and competing with everyone else for the last package on the shelf when a storm arrives.

It’s also important that you take the time to check the weather along your travel route for areas that could cause delays or even dangerous travel conditions. Communicate your travel plans to someone so they know when you plan to leave as well as when you plan to arrive. This is also a great time to put your winter kit in your car; or, if you don’t have one, create one and put it in your car. Now is also the time to get in the habit of monitoring the Washington State Department of Transportation website for information on the mountain passes if you’re traveling across the Cascades for weather impacts. Don’t assume driving conditions are the same for all 

Remember, think safety and be prepared!

Contact: Wallace Kost, 360.788.5305, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management