Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Wind Warning Issued for West Coast – Strong Winds not Expected in Port Alberni

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 21 February 2019 - Thursday night: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 in the evening. Friday: Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Cloudy. Flurries beginning late in the evening. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 2. Wind chill near minus 4. Saturday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 4. Saturday night: Clear. Low minus 4. Sunday: Sunny. High plus 5. Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Monday: Sunny. High 7. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 6. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.2° C
    1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.2 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 4.8 km/h
    gusting 24.1 km/h
    Humidity
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.2° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    Dewpoint
    1.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:42
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (88% full)
    Civil Set
    18:24
    Day Length
    12:32:40
    Day High
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.8° C @ 03:55 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.64 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.2 kPa @ 04:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -0.5° C @ 04:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.2° C @ 00:53 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

There has been a wind warning issued for both sides of the Island and but in particular the West Coast is expecting gusts in exposed areas of up to 100kph.  (aside: have you put in your snow guess yet? :))

Here is the warning (all caps from warning):

10:37 AM PDT Wednesday 26 October 2016
Wind warning in effect for:

  • West Vancouver Island

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING VANCOUVER ISLAND FROM THE
SOUTH WILL RESULT IN SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 80 KM/H GUSTING TO 100 OVER THE EXPOSED COASTAL SECTIONS OF WEST VANCOUVER ISLAND EARLY THIS EVENING. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT AS THE LOW MOVES TO THE NORTH AND WEAKENS.

Again, there is no warning for the Port Alberni area.  There is a lesser warning issued for winds up to 70kph for the East side of the Island.

Here is the system in question in this mornings model run for 8PM tonight sitting roughly due west of Port Alberni:

slp-15-0000

The low is supposed to come ashore on the North end of the Island.  There is a potential for strong winds in the Alberni Valley but it is not expected at this time.

slp-21-0000

Our best chance at strongest winds are likely to come around the 11PM-2AM timeframe overnight tonight and we’ll probably get some heavy rain with it as well.

It should start to dry out tomorrow morning and we might even see some clear breaks on Thursday afternoon and evening.

We then have a few more waves coming on Friday and Saturday.  It’s definitely fall!

 

Happy Wednesday!