The winds have been terrific today. I would think well over 60 km. Driving on Portland I saw an older lady hanging onto a post at a bus stop ! Even the locals were talking about the wind.
After a walk on the Shearwater Trail with Wendy and Chandler (I was glad it was in a treed area and not out in the open), I drove down Cow Bay Road to look at the ocean. There are several places to pull over and just look. So I pointed my car, parked, and I looked. The waves were breaking far off shore but the wind was going the opposite direction tearing the peaks off the waves and turning them into a frigid mist that was whipped back the way it had just come.
It's wonderful to watch but don't worry, I'd never venture near the rocky shore on a day like this.