Alerts for: Bathurst and Chaleur Region

Warnings

4:02 PM AST Saturday 31 January 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Bathurst and Chaleur Region

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A low pressure system will intensify as it tracks across Nova Scotia and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence tonight. Strong northwest winds behind this low will combine with bitterly cold air moving into the region to give extreme windchill values near -35 to northwestern New Brunswick beginning Sunday morning. The extreme cold will continue to spread throughout the Maritimes with wind chills forecast to reach -35 or colder through all of Northern New Brunswick as well as western Prince Edward Island by Monday morning. The remainder of the Maritimes will see very cold wind chills near -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.

 

3:53 PM AST Saturday 31 January 2015
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Bathurst and Chaleur Region

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

An intensifying low pressure system will track across Nova Scotia into the Gulf of St Lawrence tonight. Snow, at times heavy, will persist over southeastern New Brunswick tonight, and strong northerly winds will give frequent blowing snow and significantly reduced visibilitiest. Conditions will improve over night and Sunday. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 35 centimetres are expected.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Winter Storm Warnings 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.

 

Statements

5:01 PM AST Saturday 31 January 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Bathurst and Chaleur Region

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

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