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Freeze watch across Whatcom County in effect beginning Wednesday

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — A freeze watch has been issued today, Tuesday, October 24th, by the Seattle office of the National Weather Service for western Whatcom County due to expected low temperatures around 32 degrees.

The watch period begins Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. The watch area also includes western Skagit County.

Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing. Seattle office of the National Weather Service (October 24, 2023)

Even colder low temperatures are currently forecast across Whatcom County for later this week as detailed below.

AreaWedThuFri Sat Sun
Lummi Island37°35°34°31°32°
Sandy Point41°39°37°33°34°
Birch Bay41°37°37°35°35°
Point Roberts45°42°40°39°39°
Maple Falls34°31°30°28°29°
Sudden Valley37°35°33°30°32°

Whatcom News readers are encouraged to stay up to date with the current weather forecast for their specific locations via the Whatcom News Weather page.

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