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Batten your hatches

The PNW is really getting pummeled I gather.

I just looked the weather fax - more to come.




Big highs and deep lows. I hope they dissipate.

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Nasty! 964 low with a big high (almost) next door - can you say squash zone? Don't see those 60+ knots symbols very often around a low.

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Sunday was bad enough... 50+ gusts all over the place.. this one looks like it's packing another big punch.

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Sunday was bad enough... 50+ gusts all over the place.. this one looks like it's packing another big punch.
Yes, Sunday night was bad here in Jervis Inlet. Hoping for a weather window to get myself back to Campbell River tomorrow. Johnstone Strait's going to get walloped tonight but it should ease up to 25 to 35 in the morning. Thanks for the weather fax Jack.

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Thank god for all these bulletproof hurricane holes. It would be a major problem in many parts of the world, without so many hurricane proof shelters.
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One sailing death reported - a Calgarian whom I did not know.

Calgary sailor dies in B.C. windstorm

I have never really trusted anchoring in Ganges Harbour. I was in the Oystercatcher one night when some guy jumped up and ran out. He had just seen his boat drag.

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Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 January 2012

Today Tonight and Wednesday
Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to 25 to 35 early this afternoon and to southwest 20 to 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 after midnight then backing to southeast 15 to 20 near noon Wednesday.
Ya right. It's 15:30 and 43 knots SE Gusting to 50 at Sisters Islets and once again I'm stuck in Powell River with the Ferry holding in Comox....ahhhh island life...sigh


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One sailing death reported - a Calgarian whom I did not know.

Calgary sailor dies in B.C. windstorm

I have never really trusted anchoring in Ganges Harbour. I was in the Oystercatcher one night when some guy jumped up and ran out. He had just seen his boat drag.
Yeah.. sad story. Not clear if he was still really a Calgarian, some reports said he'd been living aboard for 20 years.

With you on Ganges, open to the SE and nice linear landforms to help accelerate the breeze rather than block it - and nowhere to go.... There was talk of a 3 foot chop/swell at the CG dock.. that's pretty frightening.

Sorry you got trapped there, Steve... not too far to a pub, I hope?

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The local marina had gust as high as 51 before I went to bed about midnight. seems reasonably calm at the moment. Did have the lights flicker.

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