Wed. Aug 22nd, 2018

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

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:31 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 21 August 2018 - Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 12. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Widespread smoke becoming local smoke near noon. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Local smoke. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 18. Sunday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    62 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.4° C
    Heat Index
    18.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:10:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:45
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:22:01
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    18.4° C @ 00:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 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.

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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.