Environment Canada originally forecasted wind gusts of up to 100 km/h for Thursday, but the gusts came in stronger than ever.
During Thursday’s devastating wind storm, peak wind speeds of 121 km/h were recorded near Tsawwassen.
Updated peak winds as of 1PM PST:
Sandheads (NW of Tsawwassen) 121km/h
Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal 97km/h
Abbostford airport 101km/h
Pam Rocks (Howe Sound) 88km/h
Strongest winds expected to continue until late afternoon for inner South Coast#BCstorm
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) December 20, 2018
Wind speeds reached 97 km/h at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, 73 km/h at YVR and 101 km/h at Abbotsford Airport.
The strong winds also forced two Vancouver parks to close and knocked out power to thousands of BC Hydro customers.
Not to mention, the chaotic conditions outside also forced a helicopter rescue in White Rock.
As of Friday morning, no weather alerts have been issued by Environment Canada.
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