FACEBOOK PHOTO/ HARVEY HUMCHITT JR. Waves crash on the rocks at Cape Scott Provincial Park at the northern tip of Vancouver Island on Jan. 17.

VIDEO: Incredible waves spotted at Cape Scott

Lighthouse keeper on Vancouver Island captures video of huricane-force winds

Hurricane force winds created some major waves at Cape Scott Provincial Park on the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

Cape Scott lighthouse keeper Harvey Humchitt Jr. captured video of the incredible waves taken at different locations around Cape Scott during the Jan. 17 storm.

Environment Canada had issued wind warnings for all coastal areas spanning the length of the Island on both sides.

“The winds hit 80 knots (148 kilometres per hour) and the seas got up to 12 metres (39 feet). Over 75 millimetres of rain fell,” said Humchitt Jr., adding that despite the strong winds this was not the strongest winds they’ve ever had at Cape Scott.

“The strongest winds were over 160 km/h and the largest seas were about 30-plus metres, quite a few years ago,” said Humchitt Jr.

“With the effects of global warming, these storms will only get stronger and last longer,” he added.

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