WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Officials with the National Weather Service Seattle office issued a wind advisory this morning that will be in effect from 10am to 7pm today, Monday, November 15th. In it, they warn to expect sustained westerly winds of 35mph to 45mph with gusts to 50mph. The advisory area includes western Whatcom County and San Juan County.
These winds are forecast to coincide with an over 9-foot high tide about 2:30pm this afternoon. The combination of the high westerly winds and high tide can result in damaging tidal flooding in low-lying coastal areas including Sandy Point and Birch Bay.