INCLEMENT WEATHER RESPONSE March 6th, 2019 (Current Operational Period and Next Operational Period)

a. Forecast is indicating snow is expected to dissipate at approx. 07:00 PM tonight and expected to cease at -08:00 PM. Snow showers are forecasted to resume at midnight and continue till 04:00 AM.

b. Sudden Valley roads have a number of areas of slush in the lower gates, however Gate 5 is still slick and it is recommended that transit should only be done with all wheel drive or with traction devices and tires.

c. Sudden Valley Maintenance sand/deicer crews are deployed and working to deploy sand/deicer on known troubled areas. SVCA main roads have been sanded but many connector roads do have ice/slush conditions.

d. Drivers should use extreme caution due to the conditions, travel with two wheel drive vehicles is not advised at Gate 5 but all areas – CAUTION is advised, traction tires or chains are advised

Amplifying Information

a. Updates on SV roads will be posted as conditions change. Updates to be posted available either on 1610 BECoN emergency information system Sudden Valley web page ( or contact Sudden Valley Security.

b. Security patrol to monitor road conditions through the evening

c. Current weather conditions: light snow forecasted till 7 AM, current temp 33 degrees winds calm. Overnight forecast shows rain showers before 10pm, then rain and snow showers likely between 10pm and 4am, then snow showers likely after 4am. Low around 31. South southeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Gate 5 conditions indicate snow at the upper elevations up to 5 inches.

Response – Current Operational Period

a. Response assets: deployed, expected to suspend current operations at approx. 7 PM.

b. Response assets and resources to return to staging and crews released for rehab

Response – Next Operational Period

a. Response operations to commence: anticipate early start for deicing operations tomorrow due to forecasted lows and overnight precipitation. Start time to be determined based on 3 AM evaluation of roads

b. Security patrol: monitor conditions through the evening

Response and Logistics Update

a. Fuel status; 95%

b. Sand/Deicer: fully stocked for 72 hour snow event

c. SVCA facilities (Rec Center/Gym) Gym: Anticipating normal business hours and opeations

External Notifications 

a. SWFA; notified

b. Bellingham School District Transportation; to be determined SV road reports to be provided during the evening.

c. Sudden Valley Amateur Radio (updates on 1610AM BeCon Emergency Info system): notified

d. Community Outlet (SVCA web page): posting to be determined after road conditions are evaluated

This report to be updated by 03/07/19 by 6 AM or as needed

This our current status for further information please contact norm@suddenvalley.