Wind warning issued for Tuesday in Squamish

Gusts in excess of 90 kilometres per hour are possible: Environment Canada

As we saw with the windstorms that blew through town last year, high winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Batten down the hatches, Squamish.

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Environment Canada is warning of strong gusty winds heading our way Tuesday morning, Nov. 17 for our area and most of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Gusts over 90 kilometres per hour are possible.

B.C. Ferries has cancelled sailings set for Tuesday morning including some from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay,  Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen, Tsawwassen to Duke Point, Vancouver to the Southern Gulf Islands, and Comox to Powell River. (Check the website before leaving home: https://www.bcferries.com/travel-advisories.)

"A rapidly deepening area of low pressure will pass north of Vancouver Island on Tuesday morning while a fast-moving cold front crosses the south coast," reads the wind warning posted Monday.

"In advance of the cold front, strong sustained southeasterly winds are expected for coastal areas in proximity to the Strait of Georgia and Haro Strait. As the front races across the area, widespread and powerful gusty southerly winds will occur."

Winds will ease but remain strong into Tuesday afternoon.

To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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