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Viral aftermath: How our meteorologists felt about being rocked by a nor'easter

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:39 AM -

If you were following the mid-week nor'easter that slammed Atlantic Canada, chances are you saw the video of Weather Network meteorologists Chris Scott and Mark Robinson being literally blown out of the frame during a live TV interview.

The powerful nor'easter brought plenty of snow to the region, but the big story was those same winds that were the bane of our reporters, gusting more than 170 km/h in Grand Etang, NS, on Cape Breton Island.

Scroll ahead to the 55-second mark of the now-infamous video:

It was almost the same story in every other broadcast the two did. In the video above, Robinson barely manages to stay on his feet when trying to take an anemometer reading in the same area.

But the raw numbers never tell the whole story as well as Robinson can, just by seeing the state of him when he scrambles back into the vehicle with Scott afterward.

It pretty much tells you everything you need to know about how incredibly powerful those winds were:


And, incredibly, parts of Newfoundland saw even MORE powerful winds.


NOR'EASTER REDUX: We're in Storm Watch for another nor'easter approaching Atlantic Canada. Tune in on TV and get the details here.


The hospitality of the Maritimers are what made covering the Nor'easter memorable
Reporting on a 'snowicane'

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