Talked to my sis in Gander yesterday. She commented about the winds in the past two weeks. 117kph at Gander, 150 at Wreckhouse. Reck house is known for high winds and got its name because they had locomotives blow over there.
Recently when looking at NL wx charts
ALL regions around NL were at Gale force or higher. That was on a couple of occasions. What is troubling is, I find them to be optimistic.