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Extreme Cold Warning

Issued at 10:44 p.m. AST Saturday 31 January 2015
Summary

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.

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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.



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