• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Storm Recap for British Columbia



A strong storm pushed across British Columbia on Tuesday bringing very strong winds, heavy rain and snow to coastal sections of the province.


The following is a summary of weather event information received by Environment & Climate Change Canada as of 5 am PST, 6th January 2021.


Maximum wind gusts:

  • Cumshewa Island: 137 km/h

  • Sandspit Airport: 131 km/h

  • Rose Spit: 128 km/h

  • Bonilla Island: 126 km/h

  • Egg Island Lightstation: 120 km/h

  • Lucy Island Lightstation: 119 km/h

  • Masset Airport: 104 km/h

  • Green Island Lightstation: 102 km/h

  • Watson Island: 94 km/h

  • Holland Rock: 91 km/h

  • Langara Island: 89 km/h

  • McInnes Island Lightstation: 83 km/h

  • Ivory Island Lightstation: 78 km/h

  • Prince Rupert Airport: 72 km/h

  • Bella Bella: 67 km/h

  • Quatsino Lightstation: 122 km/h

  • Herbert Island: 120 km/h

  • Discovery Island: 113 km/h

  • Browning Islands: 113 km/h

  • Trial Island Lightstation: 111 km/h

  • Grief Point: 106 km/h

  • Cape Beale Lightstation: 100 km/h

  • Merry Island: 93 km/h

  • Royal Victoria Yacht Club: 93 km/h

  • Tofino Airport: 93 km/h

  • Ucluelet: 93 km/h

  • Sturdies Bay-Galiano Island: 91 km/h

  • Saanichton: 87 km/h

  • Campbell River Airport: 83 km/h

  • Chrome Island Lightstation: 83 km/h

  • Point Atkinson Lightstation: 81 km/h

  • Powell River Airport: 81 km/h

  • Comox Airport: 78 km/h

  • Victoria Gonzales: 78

  • Victoria Kelp Reefs: 100 km/h

  • Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal: 78 km/h

  • Richmond Sand Head: 80 km/h

  • Port Hardy Airport: 76 km/h


Rainfall totals:

  • Tofino Airport: 60 mm (as of 4 pm)

  • Kennedy Lake: 98.2 mm

  • North Vancouver: 41.2 mm

  • Pitt Meadows: 34.2 mm

  • North Courtenay: 64.4 mm

  • Quinsam Base: 44.8 mm

  • Bowser: 49.8 mm

  • Qualicum Beach: 22.0 mm

  • Cochrane: 32 mm


Snowfall totals:

  • Brandywine: 15 cm

  • Coquihalla Summit: 7 cm

  • Allison Pass: 11 cm


Based on ECCC Data


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