Author Archives: John Gargett

2nd Storm Of Week Has Arrived In Whatcom County

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The Songda Storm has arrived in Whatcom County with the onset of the peak winds is still set for 7:00 PM tonight, October 15, 2016.  There is no change in the revised predictions for higher winds for Whatcom County with gusts … Continue reading

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Potential For Significant Weather Through Sunday

The National Weather Service and Environment Canada models all show that Whatcom County will experience heavy rain and high winds over the next three days.  The total rainfall is projected to be at least a couple inches in the lowlands, and … Continue reading

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The First Storm Of The 2016/2017 Season Has Passed – Are You Ready For More?

This falls first High Wind Warning, as well as the first Gale Warning for our coastal waters have both passed without major impact.  It seems as though the coastal flooding of last winter, the last flood on the Nooksack, and the … Continue reading

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Mt. Baker – Our Active Volcano In Whatcom County

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Last month, we were reminded about the active volcano in our backyard by the May 25 debris flow that occurred on the Mt. Baker Boulder Glacier. Though fascinating scientifically, the debris flow doesn’t pose a threat to any of our … Continue reading

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A Valentines Day Earthquake Demonstrates Resilience

Christchurch earthquake: ‘That’s life – you get used to the rumbles’ The last two paragraphs of The Guardian’s article on the 5.7 Valentine’s Day (2/14/2016) earthquake – (Click Here For Full Article) in Christchurch New Zealand demonstrate how the country is … Continue reading

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Chalice Dew-Johnson Awarded Sheriff’s Commendation Certificate

Chalice Dew-Johnson was awarded the Sheriff’s Commendation Certificate by Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo for her exceptional contribution to the Sheriff’s Office where she was faced with four nearly back-to-back declared emergencies during which time the Deputy Director position was vacant. … Continue reading

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Interfaith Coalition’s Severe Weather Shelters Open

Bellingham’s severe weather shelters are open and guests are welcome to come in out of the cold for overnight shelter. The shelters are run by Interfaith Coalition in partnership with the Lighthouse Mission. The Men’s Shelter is located at the … Continue reading

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The Victoria Earthquake Reminds Us …

People all over the region felt the 4.8 earthquake that struck near Sidney Island on December 29, 2015 at 11:39 PM.  We are, of course, fortunate that it was not a larger quake, and it really did serve as a … Continue reading

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