Story by Sharon Vanhouwe, mycowichanvalley.com
VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C- As we try to recover from the windstorm yesterday (Thurs) Environment Canada is reporting a similar event will strike again tonight (Fri).
Carmen Hartt is a meteorologist.
“It’s a bit of a repeat from what we saw yesterday except we are not forecasting those extreme wind events for the coastal areas but inland areas will definitely see similar events to what we saw yesterday, so moderate to strong winds and moderate rainfalls.”
If you need to take a ferry, Hartt said the worst of the wind will hit Saturday afternoon and into the evening.
Compounding the problems, Hartt said there’s a full moon and we will see king tides along with the wind.
Hartt said some weather stations hit high wind values and a wind record was set in Nanaimo yesterday (Thurs).
“We did even have a record at Nanaimo with the highest wind gust ever on record. They reached 85 kilometers per hour and the previous wind record was from 1964 and it was 82 kilometers per hour, so it was definitely a historical event.”
The good news is, Hartt said it looks like we will get a break from this train of storms for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.