Apparently, a winter storm is coming this way. Here’s an excerpt from the ‘Winter storm watch’ that is in effect right now:

Winter storm watch for St. John’s and vicinity

“… Snow is forecast to develop on Thursday afternoon, becoming at times heavy by the evening. Winds will strengthen through the day and will combine with the falling snow to give reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Conditions will continue to deteriorate through the night, with winds reaching near 100 km/hour on Friday and total snowfall amounts possibly reaching 40 to 60 centimetres by Friday night …”

Weatheroffice,  January 9, 2013

This sounds pretty serious, so if you are in this area please monitor updated statements at the Weatheroffice website.