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Pastimes : Severe Weather and the Economic Impact

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From: LoneClone10/25/2019 2:33:14 PM
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It's been quite the morning in SW BC today.

We are coming out of a week of system after system coming in off the Pacific, dumping, depending on one's exact location, anywhere from 75 to 200 mm (3-8 in.) of rain.

This morning when I got up it was calm and cloudy, but after an hour or so a very powerful front, complete with torrential rain and gale force winds, took over.

A couple of hours later, it was suddenly dead calm without a cloud in the sky. This lasted for maybe an hour and then the wind suddenly kicked up with gusts to 100 kph. Reports of power outages and ferry cancellations have begun. When I look out the window tree debris, fortunately just fronds, leaves, and small branches, is flying horizontally through the air.

And suddenly I am hearing lots of sirens, luckily for me and my neighbours going right on by us.

Apparently by late this afternoon it will be calm again. That was quite the front!

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