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Old 02-03-2011, 10:50   #1
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A little wind

It's blustery here today but I'm glad I'm not off the west coast of Vancouver Island today. This is from the weatheroffice.gov.ca marine forcast:

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Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 March 2011
Today Tonight and Thursday Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots becoming 50 to 65 early this morning then becoming southwest 45 to 60 near noon. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 late this afternoon and to 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 near midnight and to 10 to 15 near noon Thursday.


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Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 March 2011
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this morning and to 7 to 10 late this morning. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 early this evening and to 3 to 5 Thursday morning and to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:52   #2
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Re: A little wind

This is what the Perouse Bouy is reporting at this moment:

La Perouse Bank - 46206

09:00 AM PST 2 March 2011
Buoy position: 48.83N 126.00W
Wind (knots)S 34 gust 44
Pressure and tendency (kPa)98.7 ↑
Wave height (m)8.4
Wave period (s)12
Air temperature (°C)7
Water temperature (°C)7
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Re: A little wind

At first I saw the 7-10 swells and was like "so what"? Then I saw "meters". lol

65 knots is no joke.
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Good sail'n today

Here's the report. And I was hoping for spring soon.
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Re: A little wind

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This is what the Perouse Bouy is reporting at this moment:

La Perouse Bank - 46206

09:00 AM PST 2 March 2011
Buoy position: 48.83N 126.00W
Wind (knots)S 34 gust 44
Pressure and tendency (kPa)98.7 ↑
Wave height (m)8.4
Wave period (s)12
Air temperature (°C)7
Water temperature (°C)7
Throw in the lee shore for extra laughs. 8.4 meters is about 2 metres higher than the biggest seas I've seen, which were 18-20 feet for you Americans.
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Re: A little wind

We had a 60 knot gust which spun up my house backup supply system's Air-X to the roaring point even though the output was dead shorted with the stop relays.
The relays are only 8 feet below the generator.
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Throw in the lee shore for extra laughs. 8.4 meters is about 2 metres higher than the biggest seas I've seen, which were 18-20 feet for you Americans.
Thank you. And we Americans would appreciate it if you Canadians would keep those storms to yourselves, in the future. Passing those systems to the south tends to make us as cold and miserable as our neighbors to the north.
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Hey that's an Alaskan low you know. It's supposed to hang out up there!
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Hey that's an Alaskan low you know. It's supposed to hang out up there!
Alaska is fine. As a matter of fact, if you folks want to mess with Washington and Oregon, I'm cool with that. But we simply have to draw the line at California.

For two weeks now I've been able to see snow on Mt. Tamalpais from my boat in Sausalito. This situation is completely unacceptable.
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Alaska is fine. As a matter of fact, if you folks want to mess with Washington and Oregon, I'm cool with that. But we simply have to draw the line at California.

For two weeks now I've been able to see snow on Mt. Tamalpais from my boat in Sausalito. This situation is completely unacceptable.
You guys need water, right?

The hail is blasting the side of the house right now.
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Water. Right. A few days ago we had to cancel one of my teaching labs because the creek we were going to sample in was so far out of its banks that we couldn't actually find the creek.
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Re: A little wind

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hows the wind over gabriola side its blowing like hell and pretty lumpy over here on the ladysmith side
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Here's the report. And I was hoping for spring soon.

Me too! Idora is on the windward side of the finger pier.... I now have 6 fenders mid ship. All the lines are doubled up and she's pitching and heeling like a crazed horse. Pretty rough over here.

Del, where are you downloading that weather?

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hows the wind over gabriola side its blowing like hell and pretty lumpy over here on the ladysmith side
It was really wild early. We lost our power for the last three hours. We had a break and some nice sun but now it's raining buckets. I can see a bit Georgia Strait from here and this morning it was white and frothy.
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sounds like last years southern straits race
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