Sat. May 25th, 2019

Sutton Pass Highway Cam is Up

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 25 May 2019 - Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Saturday night: Clearing this evening. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 29. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 27. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: Sunny. High 22. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

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    13.1° C
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    101.18 kPa
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    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    80 %
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    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.1° C
    Heat Index
    13.1° C
    Dewpoint
    9.7° C
    UV
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    Solar
    28 W/m2
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
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    0.0 mm mm
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    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:42
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (61% full)
    Civil Set
    21:50
    Day Length
    13:16:10
    Day High
    15.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.1° C @ 05:53 Tdy.
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    Day High Barometer
    101.34 kPa @ 01:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 05:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.1° C @ 05:53 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    15.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.1km/h @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    28W/m2 @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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 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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