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 PDT Saturday 19 May 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 9. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: A few clouds. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 25. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 29. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 28. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.9° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.47 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 2.4 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    82 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.9° C
    Heat Index
    12.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:45:00 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
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (32% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.9° C @ 04:41 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.47 kPa @ 04:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.9° C @ 04:41 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.7km/h @ 01:40 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:

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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.

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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!