Holy crap, the wind is horrible right now.

Canada
February 18, 2011 5:50pm CST
I stood at the front door having a smoke and couldn't believe how bad the wind is blowing right now. It's been blowing hard since mid afternoon. Wind gusts right now are up to 78km/hr! That's pretty bad. Earlier, before the lights flickered and it was still light out, I was spooked by a large branch flying by the front window. Another one hit the front door. Thankfully it was a small branch so it didn't do any damage. But still, it spooked the dog who started barking at the door thinking that someone was there. I don't recall having wind this strong, it's been bad before, but never like this. I have no idea when it's going to die down, but hopefully soon, last thing I need is a shattered windshield from a branch blowing onto it. My van is parked on the road, probably the safest place for it right now. We've been blessed with some warm weather for the last 2 days until the wind picked up today. But at least it melted a lot of the snow and about half of our front and backyards can be seen again. Is anyone else having this horrible wind right now?
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
19 Feb 11
itw pretty windy here too today but warm (it was up to +10c, which is pretty darn good for winter in Canada!) sadly its not going to last, supposed to go down to freezing tonite :-(
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• Canada
19 Feb 11
That and more snow. Not looking forward to that, but at least I'll still be able to make some money clearing it.
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• Canada
23 Feb 11
We had some horrible wind on Saturday the 19th. We were standing outside waiting for a car to pick us up to take us to a wedding in another city, and he was about 10 minutes late. We waited out there, and nearly got blown away (I'm not kidding here!!) I'm very surprised I didn't lose my hat. It was also driving snow, and there were white out conditions