While less common than windstorms, snow events do occur in Island County. Some years, such as 2019, experienced abnormal conditions resulting in significant snowfall for the region including Camano and Whidbey Island. Winter storms often disrupt utility services, close local businesses and negatively impact road conditions.
Have an emergency plan and supplies in the event of incliment winter weather or if you are planning to travel across mountain passes. Make sure to have the following items in your vehicle kit: