Saturday, September 1, 2012

Weather, Seismic and other events on the North Coast

An Archive of extra-ordinary events of climate, seismic or other events affecting the residents of the North Coast.

Weather related


December 24-- Wind and Rain Warning issued for North Coast/Haida Gwaii NCR
December 22-- Weather Warnings issued for North Coast Inland for Sunday NCR
December 13-- Rainfall WARNING issued for North Coast - Inland Sections for December 13 and 14 NCR
December 10-- Twin Weather Warnings issued for North Coast Inland NCR

November 26-- As winter approaches, caution the word for those travelling the backcountry NCR
November 20-- A diverted flight, travel advisories and a bit of snow to shovel after a short blast of winter  NCR
November 20-- Slippery roads and limited visibility, in town and out  NCR
November 19-- Accumulations through the day, before the rains wash it all away  NCR
November 17-- Snowfall Warning issued for Inland areas of the North Coast  NCR
November 16-- Keep your shovels and brushes handy... just in case!  NCR
November 15-- Friday travel to the Central Interior could bring delays  NCR
November 12-- Adverse weather results in revised sailing schedule for Northern Expedition  NCR

October 23-- Fog Causes Flight Delays across BC
October 20-- Vancouver weather creates headaches for air travel to Northwest   NCR

September 21-- More wind warnings, rain and Ferry Disruptions for North Coast NCR
September 18-- Arriving storm to have impact on BC Ferries, with delayed sailing for Northern Adventure Thursday NCR
September 18-- A September storm is a brewin' NCR

June 28-- Long weekend sun and heat seekers need to chart a course eastbound NCR
June 24-- Severe Thunderstorm watch in effect for North Coast Inland areas  NCR
June 18-- Bulkley Valley and the Lakes under severe thunderstorm watch NCR
June 17-- Farewell for now to sunny skies NCR
June 7-- Mud slide closes Highway 16 east of McBride NCR
June 6-- A Soggy set up for Seafest NCR

May 30-- High Stream Flow warnings for some areas of the Northwest this weekend NCR

April 25-- And the rain will come down... NCR
April 9-- Wind cuts power to parts of Prince Rupert, closes Fairview Container Terminal NCR
April 8-- Wind Warning Issued for North Coast and Haida Gwaii NCR

March 25-- Adverse Weather results in Northern Adventure Sailing Delays NCR
March 22-- Avalanche Warning issued for North Coast/Northwest backcountry NCR
March 14-- Northwest late winter (video)
March 14-- Late Season Storm takes aim at Northwest
March 13-- Travel eastbound could be tricky Thursday NCR

February 22-- Avalanche risk high for Northern Coastal backcountry NCR
February 4-- BC Ferries announces Sailing Delay in effect Monday night for Northern Expedition

January 23-- BC Ferries announces Sailing Delay in effect for Northern Expedition on Thursday
January 23-- Wind Warning issued for North Coast for Thursday
January 17-- Warmest in the land
January 14-- Weather Warning in effect for North Coast Inland sections
January 2-- A balmy, rainy day on the coast. Inland, well shovels might be helpful 


December 21-- An Arctic blast for Christmas
December 14-- Wind Warning Issued for North Coast for Friday
December 4-- First reminder of winter arrives on the North Coast
November 23-- Transportation services affected most by Thursday's wind
November 23-- More shipping troubles in North Coast waters
November 21-- Environment Canada issues Wind Warning for North Coast
November 12-- A taste of the winter to come for inland sections of the North Coast
November 4-- Windstorm results in power outages, ferry delays and flight cancellations
November 3-- Wind Warning issued for North Coast for a Wet Sunday on the way
October 24-- Northwest Avalanche claims the life of a Smithers area man NCR
October 16-- Windy Wednesday on the way for North Coast
October 14-- Wet, Windy and a Warning
February 22-- Snowpack levels make for concerns for spring floods
January 28-- Highway 16 closed due to high avalanche risk NCR

Road conditions and incidents


December 30-- Vehicle incident west of Houston late Sunday night, leaves Highway 16 CLOSED through the morning  NCR
November 29-- Highway 16 Closed between Prince George and Vanderhoof  NCR
November 20-- Travel advisory issued for Highway 16 Prince Rupert to Terrace  NCR
November 20-- Slippery roads and limited visibility, in town and out  NCR
November 19-- Highway 16 CLOSED West of Exchamsiks owing to vehicle incident  NCR
November 15-- Highway 16 CLOSED west of Smithers due to vehicle incident  NCR

July 20-- Highway 16 closed east of Vanderhoof (with Detour available)  NCR

January 17-- Travel slows/stops on 37 North
January 8-- Poor road conditions claim life of Terrace man on Highway 16
January 7-- Travel Advisory (and road closure) for Highway 16 for Monday morning
January 6-- Highway 16 returns to two lane traffic east of Prince Rupert after rock slide


December 4-- First reminder os winter arrives on the North Coast
December 4-- Pedestrian/Vehicle incident in downtown Prince Rupert ends in tragedy
November 5-- Traffic fatality keeps Highway 16 closed at Fraser Lake
October 25-- Snowfall makes for treacherous road conditions for parts of Northern BC

Seismic related


December 15-- 4.7 magnitude earthquake rattles west of Tofino  NCR
December 11-- 2.8 magnitude temblor off Vancouver Island at Ucluelet  NCR

November 9-- Twin Temblors off Vancouver Island today  NCR
November 8-- 4.8 temblor rumbles West of Port Hardy  NCR
November 7-- Tsunami Information Session takes place tonight  NCR

October 27-- One year ago, Haida Gwaii and the North Coast rumbled and a reminder was sent  NCR
October 24-- 4.0 magnitude quake off of West Vancouver Island recorded this morning  NCR
October 23-- 4.0 Quake early off Haida Gwaii Wednesday 
October 17-- A Shake Out today, in preparation for the real thing in the future  NCR

September 25-- 4.4 magnitude temblor near Sitka, Alaska NCR
September 21-- Saturday morning temblor on Haida Gwaii NCR
September 3-- 6.1 Quake Strikes between Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island
September 3-- 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits off B. C. coast; 2 aftershocks follow
September 3-- Aftershocks expected to rock Haida Gwaii for days after 6.2 earthquake
September 3-- Strong earthquake, aftershocks strike south of Haida Gwaii

August 14-- Dwindling hope for hot springs return NCR
August 4-- Moderate earthquake rumbles off the West Coast of Vancouver Island NCR

July 27-- Twin temblors for Northwest of Port Hardy on Saturday afternoon NCR
July 26-- 5.0 earthquake strikes off West Coast of Vancouver Island NCR
July 17-- Haida Gwaii, Alaska quakes may be linked (N View e edition pg B2)
July 16-- Late afternoon temblor for Masset  NCR

May 26-- Southeast Alaska receives a Sunday evening jolt NCR

April 29-- Southeast Alaska shimmies with a 3.8 magnitude quake NCR
April 14-- Second rumble off coast of Haida Gwaii for Sunday NCR
April 13-- 4.2 earthquake off Haida Gwaii early Saturday morning NCR
April 6-- A Sitka Shake for Saturday NCR

March 20-- Quake causes rumours in Port Clements
March 14-- Multiple quakes rattle across Haida Gwaii on Thursday NCR

Feb 6-- Series of tremors offers rare research opportunity

January 31-- 6.0 magnitude quake strikes Craig Alaska overnight NCR
January 30-- More than 250 aftershocks from Southeast Alaska quake NCR
January 17-- In event of an earthquake, grab your phone book! NCR
January 14-- 5.4 aftershock along the Southeast Alaska coast  NCR
January 9-- Tsunami warning issued after quake (page 1)
January 8-- More aftershocks off southeast Alaska Tuesday NCR
January 7-- An earthquake that made news everywhere, but here it seems NCR
January 7-- Another rattle along the coast of Vancouver Island NCR
January 5-- 7.5 magnitude Alaskan earthquake puts Prince Rupert under Tsunami Warning NCR


December 31-- Rumbles to the south, rumbles to the north NCR
December 27-- A Boxing Day Bump in the night for Victoria NCR
December 18-- A string of small reminders for Haida Gwaii NCR
December 5-- Another knock in the night for Haida Gwaii NCR
December 3-- Magnitude 5.8 quake near Anchorage, Alaska... NCR
November 12-- 5.1 earthquake rumbles along Haida Gwaii NCR
November 12-- Province revises earthquake and tsunami alert procedures NCR
November 12-- 6.4 temblor for the Gulf of Alaska NCR
November 7-- 6.3 earthquake rattles along west coast of Vancouver Island NCR
November 5-- A new mystery after the Haida Gwaii quakes NCR
November 2-- More rumbling on Haida Gwaii NCR
November 2-- Mother Nature turns off the hot water tank! NCR
October 29-- Another Haida Gwaii Rumbler for Monday night NCR
October 28-- 7.7 earthquake strikes off coast of Prince Rupert (video)
October 28-- Aftershocks from Saturday night's 7.7 earthquake continue along Haida Gwaii NCR
October 27-- Haida Gwaii rocked by 7.7 earthquake NCR
August 8-- Mother Nature wakes the neighbours NCR
August 7-- A ticking clock for a major temblor NCR
March 23-- Tsunami flotsam approached BC coast NCR



September 16-- Lightning sparks 6 new fires in the Northwest Fire Centre area

August 12-- Crew extinguishes Juskatla Inlet Forest Fire
August 10-- Forest Fire closes Highway 16 at 20 kilometres east of Tete Jaune Cache junction  NCR
August 10-- Northwest BC Fire total tops last year
August 9-- Campfire ban exempts several local campgrounds
August 8-- Officials keeping an eye on northwest BC fire
August 8-- Campfire ban extended in some regions of the Northwest  NCR
August 6-- Campfires banned in Terrace, Kitwanga, Stewart areas
August 6-- Forest Fire visible from Highway 37 at Kitwancool  NCR
August 2-- Hot, dry conditions inland bring a rise in the fire danger ratings  NCR

July 21-- Fire Dangers Low for North Coast, increasing further inland  NCR
June 26-- Northwest Fire Centre Battled Eight Wildfires This Week


August 10-- Wildfire Burns near Terrace
August 8-- Lightning Sparks Wildfires

Hydro/Natural Gas Outages or Planned Outages


November 16-- Planned Power outage for Village of Queen Charlotte on Sunday  NCR
June 27-- East side power outage caused by motor vehicle accident


November 6-- Power interruption for Lax Kw'alaams
November 4-- Windstorm results in power outages

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