LIVE BLOG: Wind Event for Victoria & Vancouver

Update: 6:30 AM PST

Modest power outages as of now:

Wind Gust Updates:

  • Victoria Automatic: 70 km/hr
  • Race Rocks: 81 km/hr
  • Estevan Point: 75 km/hr

 

Update : 4:30 AM PST

Tight, compact low pressure system approaching northern Vancouver Island at this hour; strongest winds expected to develop over the next 6 hours. Damaging winds possible, especially for the Victoria region and West Vancouver Island. 

Model agreement is spectacular after the passage of the cold front early this morning; strong SW winds will develop in its wake (left LAM West; right HRRR)

Model agreement is spectacular after the passage of the cold front early this morning; strong SW winds will develop in its wake (left LAM West; right HRRR)

Observations: