There are Rain and Wind warnings posted for Inland Vancouver Island:
Total rainfall amounts of 100 mm expected for Inland Vancouver Island by Monday evening.
Westerly winds up to 80 km/h are expected to develop Monday for Inland Vancouver Island. See Update.
There are warnings posted for other parts of Vancouver Island, and most of Coastal BC, try to keep your storm drains clear of fallen leaves and debris.
Update: 19:14PST The AChannel/Islandweather station at Harbour Quay is reporting a top gust so far tonight of 85km/h. I’m always 10 or 20 less than the Quay simply from being within the city. If you notice any wind readings from N, that’s just the anemometer hiccuping from the beating… this is all S or SE winds… they should shift to W overnight or tomorrow. Also the strong winds will cause the rainfall to be underreported as it gets blown right over the collector, you’ll notice the rainrate might jump up during any lulls in the wind.
Update: 19:37PST Whoa! Big Lightning Strike! And the longest thunder rumble I’ve ever heard… lasted like 30 seconds!
Update: 21:02PST Serious lightning storm has now abated, one strike literally shook the foundation of our house.
Env Canada has updated, and increased, their Wind Warning for us:
East winds gusting to 90 km/h are expected to become west winds gusting to 90 km/h on Monday morning for Inland Vancouver Island.
Update: 04:26PST: Updated Forecast, same winds expected and switching to West/SouthWest
Additional rainfall amounts of 30 to 40 mm expected.See Update.
Update: 10:52PST: Looks like the worst has blown over, rain has stopped and wind has died down considerably. Time to clean up! The high wind was this morning at 8:14AM @ 84kph from the SSW (the station reported N, but that was just a burp). Unfortunately it looks like islandweather.ca has been taken offline maybe by power outages, so we won’t know what the high down at the Harbour Quay was. But it may have been been as high as 95 or 100.
Update: 11:27PST: Rain Warning has been lifted for Inland Vancouver Island.
Wind Warning continued, gusts to 90 until late afternoon.See Update
Update 16:03PST: All Warnings have ended for Vancouver Island. Look for more inclement weather on Thursday. American newscasts are calling for it to be similar, or worse.