Strong Showers & T-storms After Big Weekend Storm...Sept 30th

  • A rapidly intensifying Pacific low pressure system made landfall along north-Central Vancouver Island near Estevan Point Sunday evening bringing hurricane force winds and heavy rain.
  • Top wind speeds reached hurricane force strength on west Vancouver Island (122 km/h ) but even Victoria saw 76 km/h winds and Tsawwassen saw 81 km/h gusts. The storm hit slightly farther north than first forecasts were predicting so Vancouver was spared the worst of the winds
  • Behind the system that is now tracking inland and weakening, a strong southwesterly flow will continue to bring rounds of heavy showers and the risk of thunderstorms to the south coast today
  • In fact, this morning ~7:30 am a tornado hit Frederickson WA (just south of Tacoma). The National Weather Service has confirmed it was a tornado (while very rare for the PNW not totally unheard of...WA gets maybe 1 a year) still waiting to hear strength and path but some damage to buildings and rail cars reported:
  • Also, some great snow pictures of fresh +15 cm up on Whistler yesterday...more to come this week
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  • Rainfall warnings are still in place for Howe Sound and Fraser Valley for stronger bands of showers today
  • Over the course of the next few days, heavier rounds of showers with cooler temps will continue to plague the forecast. But by Thursday it looks like we catch a bit of a break.
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