Alerts in Effect
Blowing Snow AdvisoryIssued at 2:02 p.m. AST Sunday 1 February 2015
Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring in some locations. The blowing snow giving poor visibility will improve later this afternoon.Details
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Weather Advisories for blowing snow are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours. 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.
Winter Storm watchIssued at 10:17 a.m. AST Sunday 1 February 2015
A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes on Monday and cross eastern Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Snow at times heavy will develop over southern New Brunswick Monday afternoon and spread northeastward later in the day. Snow will continue Monday night along with strong winds giving reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Conditions will improve Tuesday morning as the low moves away. While only 10 to 15 centimetres is expected over southern New Brunswick by Monday evening, accumulations will continue until Tuesday morning, with total snowfall amounts expected to be in the 15 to 30 centimetre range for parts of southern and eastern New Brunswick.Details
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/ 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.
Extreme Cold WarningIssued at 10:13 a.m. AST Sunday 1 February 2015
A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Strong northwest winds will combine with bitterly cold air moving into the region to give extreme windchill values in the -39 to -35 range to northern New Brunswick and western Prince Edward Island tonight. Wind chill values will warm later Monday morning as winds diminish and temperatures rise.Details
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.