After yesterdays storm the clean up has started. Kudos to BC Hydro for their efforts. A thank you too to all the first responders. Below is a resume of the winds and rain as received from the weather office. To ARES members thanks for being there.
Weather summary for British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 4:47 a.m. PDT Sunday 16 October 2016. Discussion. An intense but compact storm moved across the South Coast last night. The low pressure centre associated with the storm made landfall along Vancouver Island near Bamfield at around 7pm, then tracked northeastward, moving just south of Port Alberni before crossing onto the Sunshine Coast. As the storm approached the coast, very strong southeast winds developed up the Strait of Georgia impacting many of the islands and the Sunshine Coast. As the storm moved across the Island, a plume of very strong southerly winds developed just south of the low extending from near Carmanah into Howe Sound. The very compact structure of the low produced intense winds but over a fairly limited area. The track onto the Sunshine Coast limited impacts to regions further south. The following is a summary of weather event information received by Environment Canada. 1. Summary of maximum wind gusts in km/h: Metro Vancouver Point Atkinson (Lighthouse Park): 91 Tssawwassen Ferry Terminal: 72 Sandheads Lightstation: 80 YVR: 63 Fraser Valley Abbotsford Airport: 59 Greater Victoria Trial Island: 96 Discovery Island: 85 Kelp Reefs: 85 YYJ: 69 Gonzales Point: 61 Race Rocks 100 Howe Sound Pam Rocks 111 East Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Entrance Island: 85 Sisters Island: 109 Ballenas Island: 107 Saturna Island: 98 Chrome Island: 94 Nanaimo Airport: 70 Sunshine Coast Sechelt: 74 Grief Point (near Powell River): 89 Merry Island: 96 West Vancouver Island Carmanah Lighthouse: 83 Cape Beale Lighthouse: 78 Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.