March 16, 2010 — With the arrival of St. Patrick's Day comes the folk tale of Sheila's Brush. The Weather Network gets to the bottom of this legend with a look at a storm that fit the bill back in 2008.
On St. Patrick's Day, March 17th 2008, the second of two powerful back-to-back storms roared across the province. Schools and businesses were shut down. In St. John's, even public transit was pulled off the road. Roads were completely blocked by snow. Gander saw 120 centimetres of snow - about a quarter of its' average annual snowfall in about a week!
So, can we expect a brush from Sheila this year? Tune into The Weather Network on TV for all your forecast details.