Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Man is it cold here today. -3 with wind chills down to -20.



Here's what Environment Canada said happened this morning:



WWCN20 CWVR 061417

STORM WARNING

STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY

THE PACIFIC WEATHER CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 6:17 AM PST

WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH 2002.



STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR

HOWE SOUND.



A STRONG ARCTIC OUTFLOW ON THE BC COAST THIS MORNING WILL DECREASE

SLIGHTLY IN INTENSITY LATER TODAY AS A STRONG ARCTIC RIDGE OF HIGH

PRESSURE BEGINS TO WEAKEN OVER THE BC INTERIOR. NORTHERLY OUTFLOW

WINDS HAVE REACHED SPEEDS UP TO STORM FORCE 50 KNOTS THIS MORNING

THROUGH HOWE SOUND. WINDS WILL EASE TO GALE FORCE THIS AFTERNOON.





Winds EASING to gale force. You get that? EASING. To GALE force. That's how windy it was here last night. A strong gale is a welcome relief. The water in the Queen Charlotte Channel looks like a river flowing south full of rapids and everything. There were some sailing cancellations on the Vancouver Island ferries this morning, but I've seen a couple go by recently.



No rain at least. Sky is turning blue now and the colour of the sea is following.