Major Power Outage

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    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Saturday 20 January 2018 Saturday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 50 to 70 mm. Windy this evening. Temperature steady near plus 3. Sunday: Showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 6. Sunday night: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Temperature steady near plus 2. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High plus 5. Monday night: Showers. Low plus 2. Tuesday: Rain. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Rain. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 1. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6.

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There has been a major power outage in Port Alberni. Looks like the entire City and surrounding Valley plus Ucluelet, Tofino and Bamfield are dark. Must have been a big event that caused it, but it wasn’t any weather that I heard about.

I’m in Nanaimo right now at work. There won’t be any current updates to the website until the power comes back on, but the weather station itself has battery backup good for a day so no data should be lost.

BC Hydro is reporting an “On Time” of 22:00 Sept 9.

One Reply to “Major Power Outage”

  1. Yup, we were in the “dark” from 1617PDT until 2250PDT. I think it was due to a problem with the transmission systems around the main substation in Port Alberni, but I’m not sure. Our outage was longer as the next excuse was object on the lines. I had to shut my systems down completely as the UPS’s are only good for about 2 hours. Oh well.

    Cheers!

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