Thu. Dec 12th, 2019

Major Power Outage

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 12 December 2019 - Thursday night: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Friday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Becoming partly cloudy late in the afternoon. High 6. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 2. Saturday: Clearing. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 3. Sunday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 2. Monday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 3. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.3° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.11 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    6.3° C
    Heat Index
    6.3° C
    Dewpoint
    6.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:00:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:26
    Moon Phase
    Full (99% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:55
    Day High
    6.6° C @ 14:54 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.6° C @ 01:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.11 kPa @ 16:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.38 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.2° C @ 00:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.6° C @ 14:54 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6km/h @ 00:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    114W/m2 @ 12:54 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 10:56 Tdy.

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.

1 thought on “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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