Issued at 2014-10-22 04:10 UTC by Environment Canada:
Rainfall warning issued for:
West Vancouver Island, B.C. (081400)
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Rain, at times heavy, continues. Heavy rainfall with amounts of 100 mm by early Wednesday morning as a Pacific frontal system moves through the area tonight.
Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.
— Alberni Weather (@alberniweather) October 22, 2014
Power Outages have been fixed up in the Valley. None reported right now, but there are others around the Island.
Still storming hard on the West Coast:
— Ian Riddick (@Chef_IanRiddick) October 22, 2014
And the rain continues as well…
Power outages are increasing. Around 130 in Port Alberni at Sproat Lake and 400 in the Courtenay and Bowser areas on the east side.
The wind has not started yet, though if you get a look at the clouds… They are moving…
Update 3:45PM: bchydro.com reporting some power outages on the Island, but nothing major in Port Alberni yet.
Rather active squall line/trough moving thru central Vancouver Island – numerous lightning strikes pic.twitter.com/9ZPifxRRHA
— Chris Doyle (@ensembleator) October 21, 2014
Get ready for the deluge.
The rain should start between noon and 2PM. The real fun won’t come until tonight though with very heavy rain predicted between 8-11PM and lasting until morning.
We should easily get 50mm possibly up to 60mm between now and tomorrow morning.
We may also see some very strong wind gusts tonight around the region with a pocket of 50-60knot (100kph) winds developing off Barkley Sound, in Juan deFuca Strait and off Vancouver Airport/Tsawwassen
Batten down the hatches!