This is what the heat wave did at Mount Baker and what that means for Whatcom County

Bob Mitchell, a professor of hydrogeology at Western Washington University, said that if the planet’s warming trend continues, Mount Baker’s glaciers will keep retreating and the Nooksack could become fed by rainfall, rather than by glacial melt.

“We’re predicting that the snowline will increase,” Mitchell told The Herald. “We’ll essentially get more rain in winter than snow” in the mountains.

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 11:19am