Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Major Earthquake in Chile – Tsunami Advisory Issued For California – Strong Currents Possible

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    2.9° C
    -0.7 ° C/hr
    101.31 kPa
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    87 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.9° C
    Heat Index
    2.9° C
    1.0° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 3:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
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    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.9° C @ 03:49 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.31 kPa @ 03:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.2° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.0km/h @ 03:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Update 6AM Thursday – No threat of Tsunami for BC.

Update 7PM – Propagation Forecast – BC in Shadow

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UPDATE 6:51PM – No Tsunami Advisory Issued for Our Area.

An advisory has been issued for parts of California.  But nothing for BC at this time.


An 8.3M Earthquake has impacted the coast of Chile.

Several strong aftershocks have occurred as well.

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The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Centre is evaluating the threat. Currently there is no Watch or Warning for British Columbia.  Other parts of the Pacific and South America may be impacted.

I will update this post if anything major changes.  (There is a Tsunami Watch issued or something like that)

Note: In the event that a Tsunami warning is issued and the Emergency Response personnel deem it necessary the Tsunami warning system will activate with a loud siren.  The didgeridoo sounds are only for tests, exactly because it is a different situation.  You’ll know if it is for real and you need to head to high ground immediately.

Spooky timing… I just went to the first meeting in preparation for the big June 2016 earthquake and tsunami exercise and drill earlier today.  It was very interesting and it’s going to be a very comprehensive and impressive exercise.  It will be an excellent bit of practice for our local governments, first responders, citizens, and other “assets” coming in from all over the Province and country to help out.  The scenario will be for a “MegaThrust” Earthquake and resulting Tsunami impacting the City of Port Alberni and Alberni Valley.  Lets pray that the folks in Chile were prepared for this one and are managing OK.