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Drier and colder weather arrives with possibility of snow

The next weather system is expected to arrive late Friday night or early Saturday morning with precipitation amounts expected to be “way less than what we have seen lately,”

Nooksack River level fluctuations continue after heavy rains

“There remains much uncertainty on how changes to the river channel, depleted floodplain storage, and overfull tributaries may affect Nooksack River flooding.”

US Army Corps of Engineers close a breach in the Rainbow Slough Levee (November 27, 2021). Photo: Andrew Munez Source: USACE

As 3rd atmospheric river in a week arrives, levee repairs are underway

Damage done to the levee system during the mid-November flooding has the potential to allow flooding to occur at lower river levels.

Plot of vertically integrated water vapor transport analysis forecast for 10am, November 30, 2021.

Last (for now) in series of 3 atmospheric river systems expected over Whatcom County tonight

Rain is forecast to begin late tonight and continue through Thursday morning.

Residences on Washington Street in Ferndale after the Nooksack River had crested at about 23.5 feet (November 16, 2021). Photo: Whatcom News

Sumas & Ferndale prepare for floodwaters while Nooksack & Everson see waters receding

“Life safety will continue to be our number one priority through this flood event.”

Marine Drive closed during flooding event (November 2015). Photo: Whatcom News

Traffic Alert: Pipeline Road closed due to water and debris over the road

The closure was announced about 1pm today, November 28th, as heavy rains caused surface and river water flooding.

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