A Resume of Storm # 3

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.


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.

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