Another extreme cold warning issued for New Brunswick

February 24th, 2015 by admin

When it comes to this winter, it's seems like the Northeast United States and Atlantic Canada just can't catch a break. Tuesday morning, February 24, Environment Canada issued another extreme cold warning for all of New Brunswick. As CBC News reports, temperatures and strong northwest winds made it feel as though it were –40 C.

The agency also issued a winter storm warning for the Acadian Peninsula, Bathurst and Chaleur Region as well as Miramichi and the surrounding area.

"A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes Wednesday spreading snow across New Brunswick," Environment Canada's statement reads. "Flurries will change to snow, at times heavy, over northeastern New Brunswick Wednesday afternoon."

Peter Coade, a CBC meteorologist, added that the low pressure system could leave 15 centimetres across much of the province.

Tuesday afternoon in southern New Brunswick will be mainly windy, cold and sunny. Winds from the northwest will diminish in strength through the afternoon, and the high is expected to be –12 C.

Wednesday should be cloudy and bring local snow, accumulating in the 15 cm range, and ending in the evening. The high should be around –2 C.

New Brunswickers should expect a return to sunshine Thursday, Coade says, but don't anticipate that the temperatures will warm up dramatically. 

"We can expect fair weather but with colder than normal temperatures for the rest of the week — the rest of the month," Coade said. "It looks like March will come in like a chilly lamb."

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