Thursday, October 18, 2007

FALL STORM EXPECTED TODAY

WIND WARNING FOR
EAST VANCOUVER ISLAND

SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 70 KM/H EXPECTED FOR TODAY AND UP TO 90 KM/H OFF SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND...THEN SHIFTING TO WESTERLY UP TO 90 KM/H ALONG PARTS OF SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THIS IS A WARNING THAT POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.

A VERY VIGOROUS STORM SYSTEM INCORPORATING THE REMNANTS FROM TROPICAL STORM LINGLING WILL MOVE THROUGH THE SOUTH COAST TODAY. VERY STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AS THE SYSTEM APPROACHES VANCOUVER ISLAND WITH WIND SPEEDS FORECAST TO REACH UP TO 80 OR 90 KM/H OFF VICTORIA AND THE SOUTHERN GULF ISLANDS. IN GREATER VANCOUVER THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FROM THE SOUTH UP TO 70 KM/H IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING WITH THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE DISTRICT LIKELY TO BE THE HARDEST HIT. VERY STRONG WEST OR SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL FOLLOW THE SYSTEM ESPECIALLY NEAR SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND WITH SPEEDS UP TO 90 KM/H FORECAST IN VICTORIA NEAR THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA. WINDS WILL QUICKLY EASE OVER ALL AREAS THIS EVENING. THIS STORM WILL ALSO BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WITH GENERAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN 30 TO 50 MM OVER SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND AND THE LOWER MAINLAND. HOWE SOUND WILL RECEIVE UP TO 60 MM. THE RAIN WILL TAPER OFF TONIGHT AS THE STORM MOVES INLAND.


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