August 5, 2020

Major Power Outage

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Wednesday 05 August 2020 - Wednesday night: Increasing cloudiness. Rain beginning early this evening. Low 14. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Thursday night: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Saturday: Clearing. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 28. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

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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