Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Sutton Pass Highway Cam is Up

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.6° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.63 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 1.6 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    75 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.6° C
    Heat Index
    3.6° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (90% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    9.3° C @ 15:11 Ystd
    Day Low
    -4.2° C @ 06:45 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.25 kPa @ 08:59 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    101.63 kPa @ 23:59 Ystd
    Day Low Windchill
    -5.5° C @ 03:07 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    9.3° C @ 15:11 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.8km/h @ 22:00 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    575W/m2 @ 12:52 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    2.0 @ 12:38 Ystd

I saw in the AVTimes this morning that the Ministry has installed the Sutton Pass highway camera to compliment the one already on the Hump.

Here is the new camera on Sutton Pass. It points west towards Tofino/Ucluelet.

So I have added it to the “Webcams” page as one of the three featured cameras. I’ve put the Airport camera into a link amongst others on that page…

I also added another highlight in the Environment Canada forecasts for the word flurries and snow. You’ll notice one of those in there for tonight. πŸ™‚

Just a chance, no panic required. πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Sutton Pass Highway Cam is Up

  1. It is about time! I drove over last march when drive BC said some slippery sections… Slippery? GEEZ! It was snowy craziness from the Westbay all the way to Kennedy Lake! I could barely see the front of my car past Sutton Pass. There were vehicles off everywhere, and it was the first time ever that I was truly scared driving in the snow.
    And here’s my fingers crossed for flurries tonight!

  2. That camera has been there for almost a year. It was installed just after the ambulance tumbled into Kennedy Lake. But for some reason, it took highways officials this long to get the images posted on the DriveBC site. Nice to see, though. I’ve updated my website’s cam page to include it.

  3. Chris, no doubt. And no reason why not either. The Sutton cam is battery/solar powered, so it must have the juice for night ops. The Hump cam could be set up the same as well – just add more batteries, and maybe another panel.

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