Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Sutton Pass Highway Cam is Up

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this evening then partly cloudy. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    3.8° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.94 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 0.1 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.8° C
    Heat Index
    3.8° C
    Dewpoint
    3.8° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    66 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    36.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:25
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (18% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:35
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 07:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.9mm/hr @ 07:16 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.93 kPa @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 11:14 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.2km/h @ 11:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    76W/m2 @ 11:50 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 11:47 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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