Solander howls but missing us

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections ForecastNo watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 22 January 2018 Monday night: Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning overnight. Amount 5 mm. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Showers. High plus 5. Wednesday night: Showers. Low plus 2. Thursday: Showers. High plus 4. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1. Friday: Periods of rain. High 6. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Today’s conditions as of 6:01 pm January 22, 2018

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    N 49° 14′ 46.1″ :: W 124° 48′ 14.2″ Google View

There is a major storm hitting the North Coast. It’s not giving us much trouble here though there will be wind on the East Coast and plenty of rain.

The real action is happening on the water where there is a Hurricane force wind warning for the North section of West Vancouver Island.

True to form, right now it is blowing 65knots and gusting to 75knots… That’s 120kph to 140kph! It has gusted as high as 81knots, 148kph, which is Category 2 on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane scale.

If I ever make a bucket list. Being on Solander Island in a hurricane (in a bunker :).. its a bucket list not a death wish) would be one of the items.

Seriously though, if you are headed to the West Coast or East Coast (especially towards Campbell River) beware of high winds.

Next week there are rumours of flurries in the forecast as outflow winds look to be setting up that will push cold air onto the Island from the Interior. More tomorrow!

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