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Heavy snow arrives in north Whatcom County

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) traffic cameras, as of 4:25am, showed a visible difference in road conditions between the south and north regions of Whatcom County due to an early morning snow event today, December 6th.

Bare and wet in the south county
Inches of accumulation in the north county

Measurable accumulations could be found throughout the County north of Bakerview Road.

Accumulations in some north county areas had already exceeded the 1-inch maximum forecast yesterday with nearly 2 inches having fallen in some Ferndale areas and more to the north and east by 4:30am.

The forecast is for the snow to change to rain west of the foothills by noon.

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As of 5:30am, temperatures were in the low 30s in the north county and mid-30s in the south county.

By 5:30am, there had been reports of a handful of non-injury but likely snow-related crashes. This included when a Washington State Patrol vehicle was struck on I-5 while the trooper was on-scene of a single-vehicle crash at the Portal Way northbound on-ramp.

WSDOT snowplows could be seen clearing sections of I-5.


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. Tapping anywhere on the map will display a detailed location-specific forecast for upcoming hours and days.

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Conditions vary by location. Readers are encouraged to share information and photos (send to news@whatcom-news.com or text msg to 360-223-1438) from around the county for the benefit of all.


2″ of snow in Blaine and still snowing. Photo courtesy of Chris Hutton
2″ of snow in west Lynden. Photo courtesy of Judy Harmon Smith
About an 1″ of snow near the water in Birch Bay. Photo courtesy of Christina Palicka
From the top of Church Road in Ferndale. Photo Courtesy of David Morse
Snowy scene in Semiahmoo. Photo courtesy of June Fitzpatrick
View of Semiahmoo Spit. Photo courtesy of Yael Weiss

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