Another record-setting day of cold in Bellingham


BELLINGHAM - Another day, another record cold temperature.

Official thermometers at Bellingham International Airport topped out at 31 degrees Thursday, Feb. 6, according to the National Weather Service. That broke the record-low high for the day: 36 degrees, set in 1973.

Wednesday's high of 30 degrees broke that day's record of 33, set in 1957.

Temperatures in Bellingham have been below freezing since Monday afternoon, according to the NWS.

Forecasters now say high temperatures should be above freezing by Sunday afternoon. It's unlikely to snow because it will remain too dry. The first precipitation is expected Monday, when temperatures will be warm enough that it will fall as rain.

Interfaith Coalition's severe-weather shelters for the homeless will be open through Saturday night. Shelters are open from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., with dinner and breakfast provided. The men's shelter is at Faith Lutheran Church, 2750 McLeod Road; a women and children's shelter is at Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St.

Check whether the shelters are open other days by calling 360-788-7983.

Watch a time-lapse video of frozen Whatcom Creek Thursday afternoon:

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