Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Weather Related Events 2017 Archive

Our Archive of items of interest on Weather Related events on the North Coast

Emergency preparation information for Prince Rupert



December 24 -- Air advisories ended for Houston, Smithers
December 23 -- Air advisories continued for Smithers, Houston
December 22 -- Bulkley Valley Air Advisory in effect
December 22 -- Air Quality advisories issued for Smithers, Houston
December 22 -- Air Quality advisories issued for Smithers, Houston
December 21 -- Arctic Outflow warning issued for Terrace and Kitimat
December 21 -- Wet and Damp fall on the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District to be followed by chilly start to winter
December 21 -- Windchill warning in effect for Terrace, Kitimat
December 21 -- A White Christmas (though perhaps temporary) could be on the horizon  NCR
December 20 -- Snow and ice control questions from Houston council
December 16 -- Heavy rains threatened operations at Rio Tinto
December 16 -- Burns Lake cracks top ten for most miserable winters
December 15 -- Burns Lake makes list of most miserable winters
December 14 -- Freezing rain warning issued for Bulkley Valley and Lakes
December 14 -- Travel Advisory issued for Highway 37 North
December 13 -- Fog advisories issued for Northwest  BC
December 9 -- Be a pal, become a Snow Buddy
December 6 -- Above normal snowfall estimated this season for Houston
December 6 -- Keeping track of Bulkley Valley air pollution
December 6 -- Smithers Air Quality Advisory ended
December 5 -- Air Quality Advisory issued for Smithers
December 5 -- Air Quality Advisory for Smithers
December 4 -- BC launches independent wildfire and flooding review
December 4 -- Mild Winter stretch expected to continue for Northern BC
December 4 -- Early December warming trend set to take over the North Coast this week  NCR
December 3 -- Heavy rain caused millions in damage
December 3 -- A Sunday Night Super Moon ... and if we're lucky, we just might be able to sneak a peek!  NCR
December 1 -- Houston above recommended levels for air quality


November 27 -- Snowfall warnings keep coming
November 27 -- Snowfall warning issued for inland areas of North Coast  NCR
November 22 -- Everyone is talking about the weather; but not everyone is agreeing on what the future will bring  NCR
November 21 -- Weather Warning Issued: More snow on the way for Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers  NCR
November 19 -- Highway 16 re-opened, expect delays for Avalanche control 56km west of Terrace  NCR
November 18 -- Highway 16 Closed between Prince Rupert and Terrace
November 18 -- Avalanche hazard closes Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert
November 18 -- Highway 16 Closed in both directions due to avalanche hazard
November 18 -- Highway 16 CLOSED between Prince Rupert and Terrace owing to High Avalanche Danger  NCR
November 18 -- Snowfall warning remains in effect
November 18 -- More snow and rainfall warnings issued as intense winter weather batters BC
November 18 -- Snowfall for inland areas of North Coast makes for challenging conditions NCR
November 17 -- Snowfall warning issued for Terrace
November 16 -- Slowly creeping its way south ... Shh, it might be snow!  NCR
November 7 -- WIND WARNING now in effect for North Coast  NCR


October 27 -- BC Hydro says water levels holding steady near damaged tower
October 27 -- BC Hydro making progress shoring up tower
October 27 -- Hydro tower in overfliwing Telkwa River
October 27 -- Cold snap coming after a drier than normal October
October 26 -- Kitimat residents told to boil water
October 26 -- Flood watch over in Smithers, RDBN
October 26 -- Flood warnings cancelled in Northwest  (Video)
October 25 -- New Remo evacuation order lifted
October 25 -- Bulkley River flood watch ends
October 25 -- Flood Watch issued for Smithers, RDBN
October 25 -- Fast-moving waters prompt evacuation, local state of emergency near Terrace
October 25 -- New Remo evacuation order lifted
October 25 -- Flooding on Nisga'a Highway now clear
October 25 -- Flooding aftermath in the Northwest (video)
October 25 -- Kitimat issues boil water notice
October 25 -- Flood watch issued for Bulkley River near Smithers
October 25 -- Nisga'a Highway closed due to flooding
October 25 -- BC Hydro offers Storm season reminders  NCR
October 25 -- Highway 37 open to single lane traffic south of Terrace
October 25 -- Warnings about flooding and water pooling along Nisga'a Highway and Highways 16 and 37
October 25 -- New Remo residents evacuated due to flooding
October 24 -- Northwest Storm Troubles (video)
October 24 -- Skidegate water treatment plant offline
October 24 -- Evacuation order for New Remo lifted (video)
October 24 -- Highway 16 CLOSED between Terrace and Prince Rupert  NCR
October 24 -- Washout reported along Highway 37 between Terrace and Kitimat
October 24 -- Flood watches maintained across North Coast, Northwest and Haida Gwaii NCR
October 24 -- Flood warning issued for Terrace and Kitimat region
October 24 -- Mayor opens detour through his yard as heavy rain triggers landslide, road closures in Northwest BC
October 24 -- Weather causing Travel problems in Northwest BC this morning
October 24 -- Stand by for Round Two, more rain to come today  NCR
October 24 -- Kitimat braces for flooding
October 24 -- Rainfall warning issued for Terrace, Kitimat
October 23 -- Kitamaat Village road reopened
October 23 -- Flooding closes Kitamaat Village Road
October 23 -- Highway re-opened with single lane after landslide east of Queen Charlotte
October 23 -- Heavy rainfall affects roads, water in Queen Charlotte and Skidegate
October 23 -- Flood watch issued for North Coast
October 23 -- City issues flood advisory due to extreme rainfall
October 23 -- Prince Rupert braces for flooding
October 23 -- Mud slide causes power outage in Port Edward as heavy rain continues
October 23 -- Flood watch issued for North Coast
October 23 -- Pacific Storm Hits North Coast
October 23 -- Route reopens between Skidegate Ferry Terminal and Queen Charlotte after mudslide
October 23 -- City issues Potential Flooding Advisory owing to tides, weather  NCR
October 23 -- Highway 16 reopened at Ridley Island Access road after morning collision  NCR
October 23 -- Crash east of Prince Rupert Monday morning
October 22 -- WIND WARNING/RAINFALL WARNING issued for North Coast - Coastal sections  NCR
October 18 -- Travelling eastbound? Prepare for some winter the further you go  NCR
October 17 -- Wind Warning Issued for North Coast, Haida Gwaii NCR
October 16 -- "Atmospheric River" appears heading way of the North and Central Coast  NCR
October 14 -- Heavy Rainfall Warning issued for North Coast - Inland areas  NCR


September 11 -- Heavy rains bring flooding to Kitimat River with many rescues required  NCR
September 10 -- Special Weather Statement issued for Haida Gwaii and North Coast - Coastal Sections  NCR


August 25 -- Rainiest season in Prince Rupert since 2010
August 25 -- Wet, not so hot, Rupert summer
August 24 -- Yes, it's rained a lot in Ketchikan this month 
August 22 -- Lots of rain causes flooding in Ketchikan, some damage
August 22 -- Clouds and wildfire smoke eclipse eclipse in northern B.C. (audio)
August 21 -- Clouds part to reveal the solar eclipse
August 21 -- Cloudy weather doesn't dampen Ketchikan eclipse party (much) (audio)
August 21 -- Northwestern BC clouded out from eclipse
August 21 -- Clouds will intrude on Prince Rupert's Solar eclipse experience  NCR
August 18 -- Ketchikan library plans eclipse-viewing party, with or without the sun
August 10 -- Special Air Quality Statement issued for North Coast - Coastal sections  NCR
August 4 -- Village leaders seek new maps for sea-level rise, tsunamis


Summer? Finally!  NCR


May 23 -- Environment Canada expands its Northwest Forecast program  NCR
May 19 -- Bluff Trail in Smithers remains closed
May 19 -- Above Seasonal Long Weekend Expected for Smithers and Bulkley Valley
May 15 -- High Streamflow Advisory has ended for Bulkley River
May 15 -- High Stream Advisory ended for Bulkley Valley
May 12 -- Localized flooding in Moricetown; BV Search-and-Rescue Reminds Residents to be careful
May 12 -- Two Mile Emergency Evacuation West of Moricetown Now Complete
May 12 -- Flood watch Advisory in Place for Bulkley Valley/Lakes District
May 12 -- Bulkley Valley Rain and Flood concerns (video)
May 11 -- Potential for Flooding on the Bulkley River
May 11 -- Brace for Heavy Rain in Bulkley Valley/Lakes District -- High Streamflow Advisory Issued
May 11 -- High Stream Flow Advisory for Bulkley Valley-Lakes District (video)
May 1 -- Wet but Seasonal April Strikes Smithers


March 30 -- A storm prepares to blow in; a Ferry prepares to depart early  NCR
March 11 -- Snowfall warning issued for North Coast Inland, Rain for Prince Rupert as system approaches  NCR
March 9 -- Ketchikan officials warn residents to check roofs, clear snow from drains 
March 9 -- Rupert has a record snowfall with more to come
March 8 -- Shovel Snow or Pay in Prince Rupert (video)
March 8 -- Ongoing snow issues on the mind of City Councillors  NCR
March 7 -- Snow removal correspondence irks property manager
March 6 -- Snowfall alert for the North Coast
March 6 -- Dumping of Snow expected for Coastal Sections of the North Coast and Haida Gwaii
March 6 -- Winter's not done with you yet ... Special Weather Statement Issued  NCR
March 3 -- Mountain and back country risk high, following recent snow  (video)
March 2 -- Snowfall warning issued for North Coast - Inland Sections
March 2 -- Weather increases avalanche risk in the Northwest
March 1 -- Avalanche control happening west of Terrace


February 28 -- Ketchikan gets a big snow day; more likely later (audio)
February 28 -- Prince Rupert snowfall (video)
February 28 -- Snowfall warning issued for Central Coast - Inland Sections
February 28 -- Out like a Lion, Winter makes an appearance for last day of February  NCR
February 24 -- Shames Mountain update (video)
February 17 -- Overturned truck in ditch after hitting black ice
February 14 -- Wind Warning issued for Haida Gwaii, North Coast and Central Coasts
February 11 -- Approaching weather system results in change to Northern Expedition's weekend schedule  NCR
February 11 -- WIND WARNING in effect for North Coast/Haida Gwaii  NCR
February 7 -- It's still cold and windy!
February 6 -- Low Windchill values and strong winds from North and Central Coasts
February 3 -- Wind Warning for the North and Central Coasts
February 2 -- Arctic Outflow and Wind Warning for North Coast
February 1 -- Arctic Outflow warning for North Coast


January 27 -- Rainfall Warning for the North Coast
January 26 -- Haida Gwaii Ferry cancelled due to high winds
January 26 -- With WIND WARNING in effect, Northern Expedition Sailings cancelled for the day  NCR
January 24 -- Icy conditions on North Coast Roads
January 24 -- Terrace Snow removal concerns (video)
January 20 -- Avalanche Control taking place on Highway 37A
January 19 -- Avalanche warning issued for parts of Northern BC
January 19 -- Kitwanga and Gitanyow School Buses cancelled
January 17 -- Advisory issued for motorists using side roads
January 17 -- Freezing rain warning in place for portions of Bulkey Valley and the Lakes
January 13 -- Winter Storm heading to the North Coast
January 15 -- Heavy Winds mean sailing delay for Northern Expedition  NCR
January 14 -- Power outage lasts two and half hours as winds blow over Prince Rupert  NCR
January 13 -- Fatal accident on Highway 37 between Kitimat and Terrace
January 13 -- Highway 37 closed at Suicide Hill Due to Fatal Collision
January 13 -- Highway 37 to Kitimat Closed after vehicle incident, as Winter Storm conditions arrive inland  NCR
January 12 -- Winter Storm Watch issued for North Coast Inland Sections
January 12 -- Winter Storm Watch issued for North Coast Inland areas NCR
January 11 -- City's icy sidewalks still a concern for Councillor Cunningham  NCR
January 11 -- Air Advisories and Arctic Outflow Warning
January 10 -- Arctic Outflow warning for North and Central Coasts
January 9 -- Arctic Outflow warning issues for North Coast Inland areas
January 9 -- Snowfall warning issued for Haida Gwaii
January 6 -- Snow and Arctic outflow warning
January 6 -- Vehicle incidents on Highway 37 South at Kitimat (video)
January 6 -- Here comes the snow, Pacific system brings some accumulations this afternoon  NCR
January 5 -- Highway 37 Rollover (video)
January 5 -- Snowfall warning issued for North Coast - Coastal Sections
January 5 -- Snowfall Warning issued for Prince Rupert region  NCR
January 5 -- Keep your snow shovel hand today ... Snow is forecast to be on the way  NCR

Archive for 2016 can be found here
Archive for 2015 can be found here
Archive for 2014 can be found here
Archive Items for 2013 and 2012 can be found here.

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