Mon. Oct 14th, 2019

Tragedy in Alaska

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 14 October 2019 - Monday night: Cloudy. Low 7. Tuesday: Cloudy. Rain beginning in the morning. High 12. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Temperature steady near 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 15. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 8. Thursday: Showers. High 13. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Rain. High 12. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    10.4° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.66 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    88 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.4° C
    Heat Index
    10.4° C
    Dewpoint
    8.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:00:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    07:05
    Moon Phase
    Full (98% full)
    Civil Set
    19:04
    Day Length
    13:05:11
    Day High
    14.7° C @ 14:43 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.3° C @ 07:53 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.92 kPa @ 10:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    4.3° C @ 07:53 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.7° C @ 14:43 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9km/h @ 13:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    733W/m2 @ 12:50 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.9 @ 12:48 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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