Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

Tragedy in Alaska

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

    Forecast Issued 10:28 PM PST Friday 24 January 2020 - Friday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning near midnight. Fog patches dissipating after midnight. Temperature steady near plus 3. Saturday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle in the evening and after midnight. Rain beginning after midnight. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 3. Sunday: Showers. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Showers. High plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.9° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.15 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    2.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.9° C
    Heat Index
    4.9° C
    Dewpoint
    4.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 2:35:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    1.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    247.4 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:23
    Moon Phase
    New (0% full)
    Civil Set
    17:39
    Day Length
    12:31:29
    Day High
    5.1° C @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.9° C @ 01:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    2.0mm/hr @ 02:31 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.26 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.14 kPa @ 01:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.9° C @ 01:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.1° C @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

My final post about this topic… that ship that was caught in the storm in Alaska… sounds like it lost its steering, foundered and took on water in 30ft waves, and eventually flipped over. 7 crew of 11 made it to a lifeboat, but at some point the raft was tossed and only 4 remained to be rescued.

Full story here. The terrible North Pacific storm season and brutal Alaskan fishery takes more lives.

1 thought on “Tragedy in Alaska

  1. the alaskan fishery is indeed brutal. The big boats work so far offshore that running into safe harbour is not an option when bad weather hits. fortunately here in BC most of our commercial fishing grounds are fairly close to shore. Still, that doesn’t prevent at least one or two deaths a year.

    So many things can go wrong out there, even when the weather is fine. Our groundfish trawl fleet lost a man on Sept. 27 when a piece of hardware broke during haulback. I’ve never looked up the statistics but in the 6 years I’ve been working on the groundfish trawl fleet, at least one person has died each year that I’ve been working at sea.

    I’ve recently changed jobs.

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