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Forecasters warn of extreme high temperatures later this week

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Weather forecasts for locations around Whatcom County warn to expect extreme high temperatures beginning Friday, June 25th, through Sunday, June 27th, peaking between 80° and 105° at different locations around the county.

Forecast high temperatures as of June 22nd are as follows.

LocationFridaySaturdaySunday
Bellingham79° 85° 90°
Ferndale83° 87° 93°
Birch Bay83° 87° 91°
Blaine87° 95° 100°
Lynden92° 100° 105°
Sumas91° 101° 105°
Everson/Nooksack92° 101° 105°
Glacier80° 88° 93°
Acme85° 96° 100°
Sudden Valley83° 94° 99°

Washington Emergency Management Division recommends the following steps you can take now to try and keep your home cool:

  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device
  • Cover windows with drapes or shades
  • Weather-strip doors and windows
  • Use window reflectors such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard to reflect heat back outside
  • Add insulation to keep the heat out
  • Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness.

The also recommend seeking out places equipped with air conditioning such as libraries, shopping malls and community centers to beat the heat.

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The extended Whatcom County weather forecast calls for the heat to continue Monday with seasonally cool temperatures returning Tuesday and remaining through the rest of the week.

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