Welcome to fall, Vancouver

Even by November standards this extratropical cyclone on Sunday is nothing to laugh at or take lightly. Currently the low is sitting at 966 millibar  pressure and its massive associated frontal system will bring over 80+ mm of rain to certain areas of BC.  

But remember it's still September and fall officially arrives at 1:44 pm PST. The strongest winds will peak around that time as well. Beautiful timing indeed. 

All the deciduous trees still have their leaves; consequently, this could spell trouble, so if you live along the coast tomorrow be prepared for sporadic power outages.

 

This is a textbook example of a large, powerful extratropical cyclone. Satellite image taken late Saturday afternoon. Take note of the prominent comma shape. 

This is a textbook example of a large, powerful extratropical cyclone. Satellite image taken late Saturday afternoon. Take note of the prominent comma shape. 

Anything in pink, think 60-80 mm (3+inches) of rain over 24 hours. 

Anything in pink, think 60-80 mm (3+inches) of rain over 24 hours. 

Vancouver:

  • Strongest winds will be somewhere between 11am and 2pm. Look for gusts at the water water up to 70 km/hr
  • Heaviest precipitation will also fall in the early afternoon (12pm-2pm), with up to 30 mm falling over the course of the day
  • Higher amounts closer to the mountains and the North Shore.

To report conditions to Environment Canada use this hashtag:

#bcstorm

Happy first day of fall tomorrow! 

 

#50shadesofVan

 

 

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