UPDATE 3: 10:15AM
Just as I was typing the last update we got a gust to 95kph. There are reports of trees down in Beaver Creek and wires down near TIm Hortons. Please be careful out there. Stay way back from any downed power line… and stay in your car if something is down across the road.
Plenty of power outages around Vancouver Island.
UPDATE 2: 9:45AM
It’s started up! Sustained 50kph Gusting to 65kph so far. Will we break the Alberniweather all time record of gusts to 103kph? We’ll see.
Note, any directions you see reporting “N” or “0” are anomalies due to a hardware fault on the station when moisture gets into the electronics. The recorded speed is accurate though.
UPDATE 1: 8:30AM
Nothing much happening right now… unless you’re on Solander Island off the North West coast of VI. Sustained Winds at 8AM: 133kph. Gusting to 161kph. Nice.
BC Ferries has cancelled all sailings, there are some power outages in Campbell River. Winds should pick up here within the next hour or two.
The storm is producing 50knot winds off the coast of Oregon right now.
If you want to watch its progress, I like the Water Vapour loop the best under the Animations sections in the Satellite section of the website.
THe forecast has not changed. We are forecast to receive up to 100kph winds by late this morning. On the West Coast winds could reach 120-140kph and on the East Coast they could reach 110kph.
You can fully expect all BC Ferries runs to be delayed or cancelled soon after the winds start to blow. CKNW just reported that the sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point and the Southern Gulf Islands have been cancelled this morning.
Expect power outages this afternoon and evening. Get your candles and/or generators ready. Some warm blankets too if you have electric heat as there is still plenty of cool air around. There has been snow in large parts of the North and Inner Island all night.
Have fun, stay safe!