Environment Canada's Official Weather Warnings
10:38 AM PST Sunday 15 November 2009
Rainfall warning for Sunshine Coast continued
Rainfall amounts of 80 to 200 mm by Monday.
Eighty millimetres is 3.1 inches and 200 is an astounding 7.9 inches. That's an incredible amount of rain even on the Sunshine Coast (Raincoast). OK, I know that's an oxymoron, but we do get lots of both. But this much all at once is even too much for us to absorb, literally. Some areas will be in danger of flooding for sure.
Wind warning for Sunshine Coast continued
Southeast wind 50 to 70 km/h.
If rain isn't bad enough, it came with some pretty brutal winds from the southeast, our typical storm track. I hope our cabin is surviving. It's too dangerous on the lake to go home right now. It's dangerous out on the chuck (ocean) as well, but that doesn't stop of the crew of the Island Princess ferry between Powell River and Texada Island.
Take a look. -- Margy
Sunday, November 15, 2009