September 18, 2020

Big Wind Saturday Night?

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 01:09 AM PDT Friday 18 September 2020

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Friday 18 September 2020 - Friday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this morning. Widespread smoke. High 20. UV index 2 or low. Friday night: Showers. Widespread smoke. Low 15. Saturday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Widespread smoke. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Sunday: Showers. High 20. Sunday night: Showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 17. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 13. Thursday: Rain. High 17.

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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