Who says BC gets wimpy weather. Check this out:
Marine Forecast issued for Strait of Georgia.
Issued: 4 PM PST Wednesday 4 January 2006 for the period ending 4 PM Thursday with an outlook for the following 24 hours.
A complex 970 millibar low southwest of Vancouver Island will Move northward across the western Bowie tonight. The associated Front will rotate over northern Vancouver Island tonight and over The north coast Thursday morning. A weak low will move toward Central Vancouver Island Thursday night.
From northern Vancouver Island northward gale to storm force southeast winds will rise to storm to hurricane force overnight.
Winds will veer to southwesterly behind the low Thursday morning and will gradually ease to strong late Thursday.
Over southern waters strong to gale force southeast winds will Rise to gale to storm force this evening. Winds will ease to Moderate southerly Thursday morning then will back to moderate to strong easterly late Thursday afternoon ahead of the approaching Weak low.
From the Environment Canada marine forecast.
By the way, Hurricane force winds are 119-plus kilometres per hour.