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Weather, Flood, and Other Local Hazards

Information on current weather conditions, flooding, real-time data and other natural disaster information is available from a variety of websites:

Weather, West Coast
Weather, Nationwide
Road Conditions
Floods
Tides
Fire
Earthquakes
Volcanoes

General Weather Links, West Coast U.S. and Canada

National Weather Service (NWS), Seattle; includes fire info
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/Seattle/

NOAA Weather Radio for Washington State
http://www.emd.wa.gov/publications/pubed/noaa_weather_radio.shtml

West Coast (Eastern Pacific) Satellite Loop
http://www.weather.com/weather/sat/animated/westsat_720x486.html

University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences, Weather
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/data/

Mount Baker Ski Area
http://www.mtbaker.us/

General Weather Links, Nationwide

NWS Interactive Weather Information Network
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/graphicsversion/rbigmain.html

NOAA National Weather Service
http://www.noaa.gov/

Weather Underground
http://www.wunderground.com/US/WA/Bellingham.html

Disaster Links from CBS News, a comprehensive list of links to nationwide weather, and natural disaster information updates.

Road Conditions

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/

Traveler Information from WSDOT
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/

Emergency Highway Closures
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/

Mountain Pass Reports from WSDOT
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/

Flood Links (Forecast and Real Time)

Short-range Hydrological Forecasts
http://ahps2.wrh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=sew

Nooksack River Streamflow Data
http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/data/streamflow/nwrfc/nooksack.html

Deming Gauge, Graph
http://wa.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?station=12210500

Deming Gauge, Data
http://wa.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv2?station=12210500

South Fork, Graph
http://wa.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?station=12209000

South Fork, Data
http://wa.water.usgs.gov/rt-cgi/gen_stn_pg?station=12209000

Middle Fork, Graph
http://wa.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?station=12208000

Middle Fork, Data
http://wa.water.usgs.gov/rt-cgi/gen_stn_pg?station=12208000

North Fork, Graph
http://wa.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?station=12205000

North Fork, Data
http://wa.water.usgs.gov/rt-cgi/gen_stn_pg?station=12205000

Ferndale Gauge, Graph
http://wa.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?station=12213100

Ferndale Gauge, Data
http://wa.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?station=12213100

USGS Real Time River Data (all Washington River basins)
http://wa.water.usgs.gov/realtime/htmls/nooksack.html

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nooksack River Basin (alternate to USGS)
http://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/nws/hh/basins/nook.html

Tide Links

Tide and Current Predictions
http://www.tides.com/cgi-bin/tcweb.exe

Real Time Tide Observations (NOAA)
http://tidesonline.nos.noaa.gov/geographic.html

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