April 4, 2020

Major Power Outage

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 04 April 2020 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Low zero. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing late in the morning. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Sunny. High 16. Tuesday night: Clear. Low zero. Wednesday: Sunny. High 18. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Thursday: Sunny. High 17. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Friday: Sunny. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.7° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.59 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    ESE 2 km/h
    gusting 10 km/h
    Humidity
    76 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.7° C
    Heat Index
    4.7° C
    Dewpoint
    0.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:30:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:15
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    20:29
    Day Length
    13:21:58
    Day High
    7.6° C @ 17:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.1° C @ 06:31 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.39 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.58 kPa @ 17:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.1° C @ 06:31 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    7.6° C @ 17:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18km/h @ 16:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    626W/m2 @ 17:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.9 @ 13:33 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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