Warm, wet storm quite a change from recent chill

Winds with gusts to nearly 50 mph buffeted coastal Whatcom County on Tuesday afternoon as a warm, wet storm cruised in from the west, ending weeks of cold and dry weather for Northwest Washington and set the stage for lowland flooding.

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James Paxton and other Seattle Mariners make stop in Ferndale on Mariners Caravan tour

Broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith and the Mariner Moose join Seattle Mariners players James Paxton, Dan Vogelbach and Cody Martin in signing autographs and meeting with kids at the Ferndale Clubhouse of Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Ferndale.
Evan Abell The Bellingham Herald
James Paxton and other Seattle Mariners make stop in Ferndale on Mariners Caravan tour 1:04

James Paxton and other Seattle Mariners make stop in Ferndale on Mariners Caravan tour

Warm weather breaking up ice on Lake Whatcom and Lake Padden 1:05

Warm weather breaking up ice on Lake Whatcom and Lake Padden

Watch an ice sheet breaking up on Lake Whatcom 0:26

Watch an ice sheet breaking up on Lake Whatcom

Mountain biking conditions in the Chuckanut Mountains 3:07

Mountain biking conditions in the Chuckanut Mountains

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