Weather Event Update

a. Current weather in Sudden Valley; clear, winds calm, temperatures 33 degrees.

b. As per SVCA snow response plan all main roads sanded/deicer applied, roads are passable with caution. Secondary roads, side streets and cul-de-sac’s have been sanded/deicer applied, transit on all SVCA roads should be done with caution.

Current Response operations

a. Assets have returned to staging for resupply and re-deployment, crews are demobilized.
b. Response  assets to deploy tomorrow pending 3 AM report on SVCA roads.
c. For morning operations it is anticipated freezing and icy conditions due to forecasted low temperatures and snow fall forecasted to commence at 6 AM.

Weather Forecast (tonight till Monday morning)

Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. North wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Snow. High near 32. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday Night
Snow, mainly before 4am. Low around 24. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Blustery, with a northeast wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Wind chill values between 11 and 18. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. North wind around 7 mph.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.

Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.

A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

Monday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Response Assets

a. Maintenance response assets (vehicles) to deploy to commence operations pending evaluation on 3 AM road conditions

b. Security patrol to provide road condition information

c. SVCA facilities (Rec Center) and Administration Offices start time to be evaluated early in the morning for opening on regular schedule depending on road conditions

External Notifications 

a. SWFA; notified

b. Bellingham School District Transportation; to be notified at 3AM on SV roads

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

Future Plans and Recommendations

a. Continue to monitor weather conditions and roads

b. Update all external notifications om conditions for roads

Amplifying Information

a.  SVCA has cascaded information on community assistance during snow event to membership (see hyperlink for details)         

This report to be updated by 02/08/19 by 10:00 AM local or as needed

This our current status for further information please contact