Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Squamish howls

Yesterday the Squamish blew at it's fiercest.  The outflow winds through Howe Sound were 80 km/h during the afternoon and rose to storm force in the evening.  It was as hard a blow as I have seen in ten years here, and not the hardest, nor the longest (in 1990 the Squamish blew for two weeks) but it brought lots of tress down and the power has been out in parts of the island for more than 18 hours.

On the ferry the ride was reported to be wild, and the freezing spray warnings issued by Environment Canada came to pass, as evidenced by Richard Smith's photos of the Cap.  The video above was my way of trying to convey the power of this wind.  Enjoy!