Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Aleutian storm claims lives

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 19 November 2019 - Tuesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 10. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low minus 2. Wednesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 6. Wind chill minus 4 in the morning. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Thursday: Sunny. High plus 5. Thursday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Friday: Sunny. High 7. Friday night: Cloudy. Low plus 2. Saturday: Rain. High 7. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

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    Wind Chill
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    06:59
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    101.14 kPa @ 09:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
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    6.6° C @ 07:46 Tdy.
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    Day High Solar Radiation
    281W/m2 @ 09:43 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.7 @ 09:38 Tdy.

Looks like the nasty storm we’ve been watching up in the Aleutian Island has cause a cod fishing boat to capsize putting 11 crew in the water. At least 3 are confirmed dead, 4 survivors found.

Four crew members of a fishing boat were plucked alive from a life raft in frigid, stormy seas in a remote Alaskan island chain Wednesday, hours after their vessel was reported in distress, a Coast Guard spokesman said. Three crew members died, and four remained missing.

A search continues for other members of the Katmai, a 93-foot fish processor based on Alaska’s Kodiak island, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read.

The four survivors were discovered in the raft near the Amchitka Pass, which links the Bering Sea to the Pacific Ocean about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Hope for the best, but needless to say, the odds are not good for the missing. The storm has largely passed but the water is cold (43F), 35knot winds, and not a lot of help for the search in such a remote area.