Wet Weather Ahead

wet weather upon us

(Whatcom County, WASH)

While it has been a relatively uneventful winter for flooding so far, the National Weather Service is predicting a wet week ahead. A warm front is expected to move into southwest Washington this afternoon and drift northward through Wednesday, aiming a “water hose” at western Washington. During this time snow levels are expected to rise, reaching about 6000 ft Tuesday night. The warm front should lift into British Columbia Wednesday night into Thursday with a cold front reaching the area by Friday.

For the Nooksack, the Whatcom County Public Works River and Flood Division predicts the river will rise to about 143.5 (3 ft below flood stage) at Cedarville, by Wednesday afternoon, and stay high into Friday morning when it will start to drop slowly. The Ferndale gauge is predicted to stay well below flood stage.

National Weather Service does note that the risk of landslides may increase about midweek.

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