Sun. Sep 23rd, 2018

Major Power Outage

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 22 September 2018 - Saturday night: Showers ending late this evening then mainly cloudy. Low 10. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 20. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 9. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.9° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.61 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 1.4 km/h
    gusting 11.3 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.9° C
    Heat Index
    11.9° C
    Dewpoint
    11.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:34
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (97% full)
    Civil Set
    19:47
    Day Length
    13:11:28
    Day High
    12.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.9° C @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.0mm/hr @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.61 kPa @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.6 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.9° C @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    12.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 7.5km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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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