October 20, 2020

Slept through a Tsunami warning – rainy weekend -cold weather coming

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Tuesday 20 October 2020 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. High 10. UV index 2 or low. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 9. Thursday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Friday: Rain. Windy. High 7. Friday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 9.

I woke up this morning and my email inbox and twitter feed are absolutely stuffed full of auto-alerts about a 7.5 Earthquake that happened near the border of Alaska and BC under the ocean around 1AM.

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Had I been awake I would have probably remarked on the difference in response and information between this earthquake and the Haida Gwaii quake. Clearly some folks got the message.

Thankfully though the tsunami warning that was issued for the north coast was cancelled after ‘deep ocean sensors did not record a tsunami’ and only very small ones (0.5ft) washed into Sitka Alaska.

So there you go… Seems the only people who realized what was going on we’re people who stayed up to watch the World Juniors.

As for the weather, its going to RAIN! :). Lots of snow for the mountains and starting Wednesday, it is looking much colder here.