Extreme cold warning issued for Northern New Brunswick

February 10th, 2015 by admin

An extreme cold warning is currently in effect for Northern New Brunswick, CBC News reports. Environment Canada issued extreme cold warnings for a large portion of the region, from Madawaska County to Miramichi.

On Monday morning, Edmundston was –35 C, but with the wind chill it felt more like –39. While Miramichi was slightly warmer, residents still woke up to –22 C temperatures, which felt like –28 with the wind chill.

Environment Canada encourages everyone to take the appropriate measures to deal with the cold. One of these steps is to bundle up and dress as warmly as possible. The agency adds that some people are at a greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia. 

Homeless people, those who work outdoors as well individuals with medical conditions such as diabetes are at a greater risk for frost bite and hypothermia and, accordingly, need to be especially careful, the agency says.

Despite the frigid temperatures, it will be still be mostly sunny across northern New Brunswick on Monday, reports CBC meteorologist Jim Abraham.

Meanwhile, Southern New Brunswick will see a mix of sun and cloud with highs in the –15 C range, Abraham says. Southwest New Brunswick will experience cloudy skies with a chance of flurries.

To stay up to date on the latest public weather alerts for your province or territory, visit Environment Canada's website.

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