Wind and Rain warning has now ended, I’ll blog again tonight… there are still flood warnings out and there is more wind and rain forecast for tomorrow, we reached 82kph at Alberniweather and 99.7kph down at the Harbour Quay weather station run by UVic. Hope everyone come out of it OK.
I’ll let Environment Canada and the Ministry of Environment do the talking:
Rainfall warning for Inland Vancouver Island continued
Wind warning for Inland Vancouver Island continued
Additional rainfall amounts of 20 to 50 mm expected by Tuesday morning.
This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
Southerly winds 50 to 70 km/h will develop later this evening.
This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A slow moving pacific frontal system over the South Coast of British Columbia will continue to bring rain at times heavy over the area tonight. Additional rainfall amounts of 20 to 50 mm can be expected by Tuesday morning with highest amounts over Howe Sound and near the northshore mountains.
Meanwhile, strong southerly winds up to 70 km/h will develop later this evening. The winds are expected to ease Tuesday morning as the front moves inland.
Flood Warning Update: Vancouver Island 17Nov2009 7:30AM
Flood Watch ENDED for South Coast, except for Vancouver Island River noted below
All Flood Warnings ENDED except:
• Tsolum River (Courtney)
• Nanaimo River
• Cowichan River
Rainfall ended on central Vancouver Island yesterday afternoon, and ended on south Vancouver Island and the lower mainland after midnight. Environment Canada has ENDED all Rainfall Warnings for the South Coast. Temperatures have fallen dramatically at snow pillow sites, and the freezing elevation appears to have dropped to near 1000 metres, largely ending the snowmelt that had been occurring during the storm event. Water levels on gauged rivers on Vancouver Island and lower mainland are dropping, except for the Cowichan River which is still rising slowly. The Tsolum River and Nanaimo River remain above flood warning level as of 7AM.
The status of rivers is as follows (current to 7PM):
• Gold River – has dropped below warning level
• Heber River – has dropped below warning level
• Salmon River at Sayward – has dropped below warning level
• Tsolum River (Courtenay) – has dropped 1.7 metres from its peak and continues to fall,but remains above flood warning level
• Browns River (Courtenay) – has dropped below warning level
• Englishman River (parksville) – has dropped below warning level
• Nanaimo River – has dropped 0.5 metres from its peak and continues to fall, but remains above flood warning level
• Chemainus River – has dropped below warning level
• Cowichan River – Continuing to rise slowly following overnight rain (which ended at 2AM). Near a 5‐year return period.