I will have more updates after work today. But I felt compelled to post the 11AM forecast and Wind Warning as we have a potentially destructive wind event on the horizon.
The local forecast:
“Tonight: Rain or snow changing to snow or rain late this evening. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind becoming southeast 40 to 60 km/h after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Rain changing to snow or rain early in the evening. Rainfall amount 20 to 30 mm. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind southeast 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming south 70 gusting to 100 in the morning. High plus 5.”
And here is the Wind Warning synopsis:
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“Sustained southerly winds 70 to 100 km/h with gusts to 100 to 140 km/h will develop Wednesday morning.
This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
An intense Pacific low pressure system will approach the British Columbia south coast overnight. Associated with the system will be very strong southerly winds. Sustained speeds of 70 to 100 km/h with gusts of 100 to 140 km/h will develop late Wednesday morning and early afternoon. Winds will first occur as southeasterlies early Wednesday morning as the system approaches. The higher wind speeds will then develop in the late morning and early afternoon as the wind direction veers into the south and southwest. Winds will not start to diminish until Wednesday evening.”
I will have more tonight on where the worst might hit…