The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind.
Upper level trough moving through the airspace will create a strong NW flow this evening including gusty winds near the water. The air will then be replaced by a weak upper level ridge tomorrow that will be building offshore. The upper levels of the atmosphere will rapidly cool off with strong subsidence likely behind the cold front tonight, which will also help promote stronger surface winds in the area.
Maximum YVR wind speed:
Winds will abruptly pick up before 11 pm tonight and continue until early Monday morning...
- YVR will likely have a couple hours of sustained winds at 50-60 km/hr with higher gusts (70-80 km/hr).
- BC Ferries could face delays on the final sailings of the evening, but this event is anticipated to peak overnight, minimizing ferry delays
- Use the hashtag #BCstorm to report adverse weather conditions to Environment Canada