Extreme cold covering much of New Brunswick

January 14th, 2015 by admin

Extreme cold weather is blanketing much of New Brunswick, with wind chills making the temperatures feel even lower, the CBC reports. Wednesday marked the second consecutive day that Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for most parts of the province. The agency predicted very cold wind chills for all of the province except the Fundy coast and the coast of the Northumberland Strait.

On Wednesday, the Fredericton area and southern New Brunswick experienced cloudy and cold conditions with scattered flurries and a high of –10 C.

Environment Canada is urging all New Brunswickers to dress warmly and bundle up. Those who don't could be at risk for frost bite or hypothermia. The homeless, outdoor workers and people with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, need to take special care, the agency said.

On Thursday, temperatures will begin to normalize for much of the province, CBC meteorologist Peter Coade said, but Friday may bring more snow for the Maritimes. The Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia will experience a quick change to rain.

Thursday will bring "a mix of sun and cloud with a chance of flurries in eastern New Brunswick with temperatures steady at –20 C," the CBC reported. While temperatures may reach a high of -18 C, those readings are still far lower than the normal high of -4 C for this time of year.

New Brunswick hasn't been the only province under cold weather warnings. A total of nine provinces across Canada have also been advised to take precautions, the CBC reports.

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