Vancouver, Canada (WNews)- The first wind warning has been issued for parts of Metro Vancouver and The Fraser Valley with Winds forecast to reach 90 km/h gusts beginning this morning.
This warning is just weeks after the ‘worst storm in history’ after winds of over 100 km/h hit Metro Vancouver on December 20. That storm caused hundreds of thousands of people to lose power which some of the power outages was not resolved till New Years Day. That storm also caused major damage to the White Rock Pier which the city has just said that the pier will not reopen till late August with a estimated cost of $6 Million CAD to replace.
This storm is expected to be damaging one once again, be expected of trees coming down. If you see power lines down, stay back 10m and call BC Hydro or 911.
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Coq Highway between Hope and Merrit as 15cm of snow is expected to fall.
“2:48 AM PST Sunday 06 January 2019 Wind warning in effect for:
Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
A sharp Pacific low pressure system will cross southern Vancouver Island this morning.
Southwest winds of 60 to 70 km/h with gusts to 90 will develop over Greater Victoria, East Vancouver Island from Duncan to Nanaimo, Southern Gulf Islands.
Southwest winds gusting to 80 to 90 km/h will develop very early this morning for the southern suburbs of Metro Vancouver including Richmond, Delta, Surrey and Langley. Gusts of 80 to 90 km/h are also expected over the Fraser Valley, including the towns of Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Hope.
The strong winds will ease early this afternoon as the low moves inland.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.
Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.”
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