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

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WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Weather forecasts for locations around Whatcom County warn to expect unseasonably high temperatures starting today, Thursday, July 29th, through Sunday, peaking between 80° and 95° at different locations around the county on Saturday.

Forecast high temperatures as of July 29th are as follows.

Bellingham 76° 79° 82° 73°
Ferndale 79°81° 87° 75°
Birch Bay 76°78° 83° 75°
Blaine 81°87°91°79°
Lynden 86°91°95°81°
Sumas 88°94°95°84°
Everson/Nooksack 87°92°94°83°
Glacier 77°84°83°77°
Acme 84°89°89°79°
Sudden Valley 82°85°87°77°

Washington Emergency Management Division recommends the following steps you can take now to try and keep your home cool:

  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device
  • Cover windows with drapes or shades
  • Weather-strip doors and windows
  • Use window reflectors such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard to reflect heat back outside
  • Add insulation to keep the heat out
  • Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness.

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

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The extended Whatcom County weather forecast calls for the heat to subside Monday with seasonally cool temperatures returning and remaining through the rest of the week.

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