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NWS issues severe weather warning for western Whatcom County

Whatcom County Fire District 7 crews provide a fun way to cool down at Pioneer Park in Ferndale during a heat wave (June 28, 2021). Photo: Whatcom News

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — The Seattle office of the National Weather Service (NWS) have issued an excessive heat watch for much of western Washington, including western Whatcom County.

The watch is scheduled to be in effect between 2pm on Saturday, May 13th, and 5pm on Monday, May 15th, due to expected “hot conditions with temperatures in the mid 80s to low 90s expected. This will pose a moderate risk of heat-related illness.”

Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration. National Weather Service (May 10, 2023)

Temperatures are currently expected to peak on Monday with the highest temperatures occurring in the lowland areas furthest from the water.

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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