Friday , December 4 2020

After the path, the wind: Gusts up to 100 km / h forecast for B.C. South Coast



Winter storm warnings | Power folders

Inherent rainfall has diminished, but wind warnings are influential for South South B.C with over 100 km / h coverings expected in some areas on Friday.

Environment Canada said the strongest winds were forecast for open coastal areas, in Vancouver Island. Those areas can expect junk between 80 and 100 km / h on Friday morning before the wind ends with nightlife.

Similar weather is expected on the mainland. Vancouver Metro – from West Vancouver to Langley – as well as Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Valley could see winds between 70 and 90 km / h by Friday.

Vancouver Park Board staff clear waste from storms in Vancouver in August 2015. (Vancouver Park Board)

Wind that strongly damages buildings and windows, especially the roof nails. Free objects can be thrown away by the wind, "the agency warned.

Warnings come almost 12 years after day after the intense wind digestion of the South Coast, especially Stanley Park in Vancouver.

The rain and wind rained up to 158 km / thousands of trees, which shake into cars and homes on December 15, 2006. More than 250,000 homes lost power.

There is a wind storm in 2006 on the South B.C. coast. grow trees and cause extensive damage throughout the region. (CBC)

Coquihalla storm warning

The situation further to the inside does not look better, if it is no matter – the place where traveling is not essential along mountain highways is be encouraged.

Winter storm warnings are in fact for the Coquihalla Highway and the Fraser Canyon. There are fifteen centimeters of snow and winds of up to 90 km / h in the forecasts, starting on Friday evening.

"The visibility will be reduced sharply close to zero at times of heavy snow and snowflakes. Poor weather conditions can contribute to transport delays," said warning by Environment Canada.

"Consider postponing of travel that is not essential until conditions improve."

There are mitigation road conditions and heavy snow has closed down from Highway 5 – known as Coquihalla Highway – near Kamloops on October 13, 2017. (Twitter / @ bigcountry20)

The Okanagan The Connector, 97C Highways, could also see similar mice.

The agency said the wind will accelerate overnight with gas growing off by Saturday.

Power folders

Almost 4,000 people on Vancouver Island suffer from power stations in the early morning of the wind.

According to BC Hydro, most Zeballos, Sayward and Hornby Island have no power. There are other edges at Courtenay, Campbell River and Port Alberni.

The utilities said that crews are ultimately or are headed to put most holes out, many of which have been caused by reduced electricity lines.

There are also 3,000 other customers on the Big Land in the dark this morning.


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