Alerts for: Campbellton and Restigouche County

Warnings

10:59 AM AST Saturday 31 January 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • western half of Restigouche County

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A low pressure system bringing snow to New Brunswick today will continue to intensify as it moves away from the region on Sunday. Strong northwest winds behind this low will combine with bitterly cold air moving into the region to give extreme windchill values near minus 35 to northwestern New Brunswick Sunday morning. The remainder of the province will see very cold windchills near or below minus 30 on Sunday.

While anyone who isn't dressed warmly is at risk in cold weather conditions, some are at greater risk than others for frost bite and hypothermia:
- homeless people
- outdoor workers
- people living in homes that are poorly insulated (with no heat or no power)
- people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and diseases affecting the blood vessels, people taking certain medications including beta-blockers
- winter sport enthusiasts
- people who consume excess alcohol
- infants and
- seniors.

Wear appropriate clothing.
- Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
- Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
- Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
- If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you're wet.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NBStorm.

 

Watches

11:03 AM AST Saturday 31 January 2015
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Campbellton and eastern half of Restigouche County

An intensifying low pressure system will track across Nova Scotia today and into the Gulf of St Lawrence tonight. Snow, at times heavy, will persist over most of New Brunswick today. While the heaviest snow, strongest winds and more persistent blowing snow are expected over southern and eastern parts of the province - where Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect - a slight shift westward in the low's track could give these conditions to further west. As such a winter storm watch is continued for these adjoining areas.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

Winter Storm Watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NBStorm.

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