October 22, 2008

Aleutian storm claims lives

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Sunday 16 February 2020 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low minus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 8. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. High 8. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low zero. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 9. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 4. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.7° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.28 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    84 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.7° C
    Heat Index
    4.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 19:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    3.6 mm since
    February 15, 2020 00:02
    Civil Rise
    06:53
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (37% full)
    Civil Set
    18:14
    Day Length
    12:33:16
    Day High
    9.6° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day Low
    1.9° C @ 06:53 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.28 kPa @ 19:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.72 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.0° C @ 09:15 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.6° C @ 14:13 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16km/h @ 15:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    626W/m2 @ 12:41 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.8 @ 12:22 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.