If you are in Montreal, you probably felt the cold and brutal wind blowing through the streets. But this is nothing compared to Canada's exposed coastal provinces that experienced the sheer force of the wind storm first-hand.
TL;DR - A massive windstorm is hitting Canada's Atlantic coast. Violent winds of up to 130 km/h are triggering massive waves that will reach 9 to 11-meters high. About 12,000 people across Newfoundland are without power as well.
According to meteorologists "the incredibly strong low pressure system moving through Atlantic Canada will cause the largest waves on the planet near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland." It's expected that waves will reach 11-meters high.
The effects of the incredibly strong low pressure system moving through Atlantic Canada will cause the largest waves on the PLANET near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) November 15, 2018
Meteorologist @50ShadesofVan shows us just how big they'll be 🌊 https://t.co/bnfGdT9MBQ pic.twitter.com/dztIhVJ0VD
It looks like citizens of Newfoundland are already posting videos to social media this morning of the ocean waves.
According to a report by CBC and Newfoundland power there are 12,000 people without power across the province and the storm is not even over.
Here is a recent video uploaded to YouTube of route 430 on the south side of Gros Morne National park, where you can see the waves almost reaching up and crashing onto the road.
This is an incredibly powerful storm and according to local meteorologist, the most violent on the planet right now.
Here is a crazy photo of massive waves hitting Cape Spear yesterday evening in the Avalon Peninsula near St. John's; one of the areas being hit hardest by the wind storm.