Hurricane and tropical storm tracker maps are a way of life in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Seaboard (and Hawaii too) but British Columbia?
The latest storm tracker map from NOAA for Hurricane Ignacio shows the weakening storm currently in the Central Pacific Ocean heading north, then curling back to the east, making "landfall" in central British Columbia on Wednesday.
Now, before I go any further, let's make this clear: British Columbia is not about to be hit by a hurricane -- or even tropical storm for that matter. The ocean water here, even with "the blob," remains way, way too cold for tropical system development. The storm will be reclassified as an "extratropical storm" soon (as in "no longer a hurricane or tropical storm") and means the source of the storm's strength will become the traditional mid-latitudes battle between cold/warm air instead of feeding off tropically warm waters.
Also, the storm is expected to continue to weaken and even though it'll be the remnant of a tropical storm, it's not forecast to be anything too special by the time it finally limps ashore Wednesday -- one forecast model has the center storm pressure at 1007 mb, which is just a few notches below standard sea level pressure.
The storm will have some rain along for the ride, but something coastal B.C. residents will shrug off. In fact, a storm dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska on Monday there will probably end up being wetter and windier.
(And both are going too far north to affect Washington.)
So the storm in and of itself, isn't noteworthy, just the fact that part of the West Coast made it into an official tropical storm tracking chart is.
If you want to watch it fall apart as it approaches the B.C. Coast, here is a link to the forecast model run from the UW WRF-GFS. I've put a screen grab of the starting point and ending point so you know what to look for: