July 10, 2020

Big Wind Saturday Night?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 09 July 2020 - Thursday night: Mainly cloudy. Low 11. Friday: Mainly cloudy. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers late in the evening and overnight. Low 12. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 17. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23.

We’re looking down the barrel at quite the powerful little system coming at us tonight.

Saturday afternoon and evening should be the worst of it. There are already warnings flying for the East, West, and South Coast of Vancouver Island as well as the Sunshine Coast.

What I find most interesting though is where there is *not* a warning (yet?). And that’s the North end of the Island. I wonder if that means they expect the storm to come over us?

Who knows. Anyway, it’s pretty to look at. Check it out on the water vapor animations. Awesome.

We should get up into at least the 50kph range with the possibility that we get gusts into the 70s. They are always shy about putting up a wind warning for our region, so I always expect more than what they predict for us, especially those nearest the Harbour or out in deepest Beaver Creek.

Stay safe, have some candles handy, and have fun!

7 thoughts on “Big Wind Saturday Night?

  1. We got down to 986.x mb overnight. And man it was windy last night! Wasn’t sure the power was gonna hold for the dance I was doing. And I got soaked loading the gear out at the end!

  2. Hi Eve!

    I’ve been wanting to do an update the past couple days but have been just too busy.. but I *have* found a really sweet, and free, forecasting service, so I’ll be using that in the next update.

    Coming soon!

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