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NWS forecasters dial back high wind warning – a little

Graphic provided by National Weather Service Seattle office (October 25, 2021).

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — The record-setting low pressure system expected to arrive at Vancouver Island today, October 25th, is weakening but is expected to generate more powerful winds in Whatcom County than yesterday’s wind event.

A once record strong surface low west of the coastal waters will continue to weaken today and move towards Vancouver Island. The low will move inland over Northern Vancouver Island late in the afternoon. Damaging winds are possible again at the coast today and for the interior north of Everett through this evening.National Weather Service Seattle office (October 25, 2021)

The high wind warning issued Saturday was revised this morning. It now warns of gusts to 55mph instead of gusts to 60mph as in the previous versions. In addition, the warning is now scheduled to expire at midnight tonight instead of 5am tomorrow.

A 54mph gust was reported by a Ferndale weather station about 5:30am.

A coastal flood advisory was also issued this morning from 9am to 1pm today in western Whatcom County, San Juan County, western Skagit County and the Admiralty Inlet area. Minor coastal flooding, flooding of lots, parks and roads, can be expected according to the statement.

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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