Extreme Wind Event – Dangerous Winds Wednesday

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…

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8 thoughts on “Extreme Wind Event – Dangerous Winds Wednesday

  1. Yikes!!!!!!!Careful what you wish for! Standing by for your updates Chris…..this is a little scary!!!!

  2. Holy ****! Gusts up to 140 km/hr! I guess that’s where the warmer temperatures will come from. We haven’t seen winds that strong since 2006, and some of us are still cleaning up after those storms.

  3. Alright! A legitimate test of my backup power system. Last test I did by pulling the power manually resulting in 8 hours of runtime, and still had over 65-70% battery capacity.

  4. Wow! We got an inch of snow this morning, and most of it is sticking around, though very slowly melting. Now I see we have serious wind warnings! Guess I better test my generator!

  5. just looking at the marine warnings, and the forecast is up to 70knot winds for the northern potions of the island…but still not far from the 65 knot winds for west coast. I REALLY hope the truly nasty stuff bypasses us

  6. From the charts I’m looking at, it looks like the “eye” of the storm will curve up to go over the northern tip of the Island tomorrow. I’m not really sure what this means for us in terms of the wind, but the further from us the better I say! I love active weather, but the hurricane force winds I can live without!

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