So apparently there's a blizzard warning in my area of the province (and many, many other areas) for tonight and tomorrow. A few other areas don't have blizzard warnings, but rather winter storm watches. I didn't really know what those terms meant, so I thought I'd look them up. In case anyone's interested, or for future reference, I present the following definitions from Environment Canada:
A blizzard occurs when a combination of strong winds and falling or loose snow on the ground which severely reduces visibilities in blowing snow. A winter storm occurs when there is a combination of more than one winter hazard (i.e., heavy snow, freezing rain, extreme wind chill, etc.). A storm watch tells you that conditions are such that a particular weather event may occur; a storm warning tells you that a particular weather event will occur or is occurring.
I know that some of this information will not be important for some people who infrequently read this blog, but to people who might be living with this situation as I type this, I thought it was interesting at the very least. All I know is, I'm going to need another blanket tonight.