Sutton Pass Highway Cam is Up

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

    Forecast Issued 07:40 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 23. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.9° C
    2.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.2 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    WSW2 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    7.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.4° C
    UV
    3.0
    Solar
    701 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:50:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    10 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (48% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    7.7° C @ 10:49 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    103.07 kPa @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    7.7° C @ 10:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.2km/h @ 04:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    747W/m2 @ 10:21 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.1 @ 10:49 Tdy.

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 Replies to “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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