Hurricane Force winds headed our way?

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    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 - Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of thunderstorms. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening with risk of thunderstorms. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

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    17.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
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You’ll notice on the satellite shot today a big swirl out south of the Aleutians. That swirl is currently packing our first North Pacific Hurricane Force winds of the season. It is slated to head up into the Gulf of Alaska and send a front our way on Tuesday. Looks like this is our next chance for a wind warning in the Alberni Valley. The West Coast already got one last week. The winds will be stronger than the previous storm. And looks like we’ll get a similar amount of rain. My wall base station (that sits between instruments and the server your view) is reporting the last few days of rain added up to 77mm of rainfall. Which is pretty close to the 90 we were slated for a few weeks earlier.

UPDATE
: This mornings QuikScat (in the Satellites/Radar section) still shows plenty of 50 and 60knot winds around that low (the remnants of a Central Pacific Typhoon). It is swinging a massive front of wet our way, mainly headed toward Haida Gwaii. No wind though. Sorry Eve. It looks like there is just enough of a High Pressure ridge over top of us that it is pushing the lows up into the Gulf rather than tracking our way.

9 Replies to “Hurricane Force winds headed our way?”

  1. I might be losing my faith in the long range forecast provided by the people at the NOAA. You’ll remember their initial prediction for Oct 12 – 20 was for 235 mm? (I posted that here on Oct 4). Thank goodness it was nowhere near that – 77mm was enough for me!

  2. True ture…

    I have found the long long range GFS to often over estimate on precip and underestimate on high temp… don’t know why that is. Maybe it’s something inherent in the computer model and our specific region? Don’t know.

    Once they get into the 7-10 day forecast it seems much more reliable.

  3. So what’s up with this? That swirl looks pretty ominous to me, yet Madriga isn’t even metioning it. Nor Envir Can. Chris, what’s up?

  4. Well obviously they didn’t go to the Chris School of Weatherology! 😀

    The low itself is headed up into the Gulf, so no huge wind I guess.

    The front that it is producing for Wednesday looks like most of the meat of it is headed up to the Queen Charlottes more than us.

    We’re just wishful thinkers I guess. 😀

  5. Hey Chris….what do you think about Neki?….do you think its remnants will get caught up in the jet stream and do something here?

  6. Hey Tazz, thanks for pointing that out. I hadn’t seen Neki out there. Don’t know that I’ve seen a Central Pacific storm curl up and over Hawaii back at us like that.

    Judging by the North Pacific forecast charts they seem to think it’s going to head in a general NorthEasterly direction which would bring it right in amongst the other Lows marching across the Pacific toward us with the jetstream like you say.

    I honestly don’t know but seems reasonable to think that it could get caught up with a low and the jetstream and we would end up with a front in our neighbourhood maybe early next week?

    Certainly something to keep an eye on.

    Thanks!

  7. I see the first forecast of the white stuff is in the extended forecast for flurries or showers on Thursday. We better get a snow contest started soon!!

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