Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Snow showers expected Thursday morning

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011


The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Whatcom County, stating residents can expect a small amount of snow in the early hours of Thursday morning. The snow is not expected to stick around, according to the report.

Western students shouldn’t expect to have any delayed or canceled classes.

The weekend forecast looks a little better, with sun breaks and highs in the low 60s on Sunday, according to the service.

April showers: light snowfall hits Bellingham

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Celeste Erickson // THE WESTERN FRONT

An unexpected dusting of snow covered the Bellingham area around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, the Bellingham Herald reported.

Temperatures dropped to the lower 30s Thursday morning at the Bellingham International Airport, according to the National Weather Service website.

Western remained open despite the light snowfall.

Bellingham’s forecast for this weekend is partly sunny with calm winds. Temperature highs will reach the lower 50s and lows will drop to the mid 30s.

Mudslides stall railways between Bellingham and Everett until Wednesday night

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011


A change of plans may be in order for Western students who were thinking of riding the rails south to get home for break.

Mudslides have sparked a 48-hour moratorium on passenger train traffic between Everett and Vancouver, Wash., KOMO is reporting. Barring further incidents, the moratorium will be lifted at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.


Bellingham braces for more record-breaking temperatures

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Brianna Gibbs // THE WESTERN FRONT

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s a bit chilly out. In fact, these are record-breaking temperatures.

The record low for Feb. 24 was 24 degrees Fahrenheit, but Thursday’s temperature dropped to 21 degrees, The Bellingham Herald is reporting.


Snow in forecast again throughout week

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Brianna Gibbs // THE WESTERN FRONT

I know, I’ve said it before, but this time, I mean it.

NOAA has issued a “winter storm warning” for Bellingham and predicts snow showers through Thursday as temperatures drop into the upper-teens and 20s.

Bellingham public works and safety crews are taking this forecast seriously, and have already applied deicing treatments to major routes, around schools and bridges.


Snow in Bellingham, again?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Brianna Gibbs // THE WESTERN FRONT

I thought Bellingham had seen the last of it, but apparently not.

NOAA is calling for a 60 percent chance of rain and snow (yes, snow) tonight, and a 70 percent chance through Friday.

Maybe we can erect a presidential snowman to honor the three-day weekend ahead.

Winter returns to Mount Baker

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Brianna Gibbs // THE WESTERN FRONT

After nearly a week of uncharacteristically sunny weather, Mount Baker can finally expect some new snow this weekend.

A big storm is forecasted to move in Friday afternoon and dump up to 12 inches by Saturday, according to the Snow Report on the Mount Baker Ski Area website. The report says that freezing levels are supposed to be below 2500 feet, meaning both White Salmon and Heather Meadows ski areas will get hit.