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  • Heat Advisory
    ...heat Advisory Remains In Effect Until 11 Pm Pdt Saturday Below 4000 Feet... * What...low Temperatures In The 60s Friday Morning, And Increasing To The 90s By Afternoon, With Little Relief Expected Friday Night Due To Lows In The Upper 60s. And Then Saturday Highs In The 90s. ...Read More.
    Effective: July 29, 2021 at 11:00pmExpires: July 31, 2021 at 11:00pmTarget Area: East Puget Sound Lowlands; Southwest Interior; West Slopes North Cascades and Passes; West Slopes North Central Cascades and Passes; West Slopes South Central Cascades and Passes; Western Whatcom County

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While not as hot as June’s heat wave, the next few days are going to be unseasonably warmer

Experts advise seeking out places equipped with air conditioning such as libraries, shopping malls and community centers to beat the heat.

red sunrise due to smoke from bc wildfires with no air movement 2017-08-02

State and County orders: No campfires or most any outdoor burning for a while

Effective immediately: All outdoor burning is prohibited including yard debris fires, land clearing fires and recreational fires.

DNR bans all burning on forest lands, including campfires

Fire danger has increased following prolonged drought, a record-breaking heat wave and forecasted winds that can spread a wildfire quickly through the dry grasses and forests.

Deming Road grass fire aftermath (June 28, 2021). Photo courtesy of WCFD1

Lack of rain and high temperatures have created ideal fire conditions – firefighters are concerned as the 4th approaches

Cooler, but not cool, temperatures are expected to arrive beginning tomorrow and there is only a meager expectation of rain in the extended forecast.

Haze is visible while viewing Mt Baker from Ferndale (June 28, 2021). Photo: Whatcom News

With the extreme heat comes worse air quality in most areas of Whatcom County

This is a relatively rare occurrence brought on by the high-pressure system and the heat it brought.

landscape photograph of skies

Friday’s warm temps were a warm-up for forecast record heat between today & Monday

This story includes a list of resources and services available throughout Whatcom County during the extreme heat.

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