Cold warning in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

Residents will have to dress warmly to go out this week. A cold snap is coming in the province and should stay for a few days.

Low temperatures combined with moderate to strong westerlies will provide wind chill between -30 and -35, according to a special weather report from Environment Canada. This cold weather will persist until the end of the week.

It could also affect road conditions by making roads slippery. “Abrasives do not do much with such low temperatures,” says Environment Canada meteorologist Michel Moreau. Road conditions may remain [difficult].”

On the Nova Scotia side, the cold air mass will continue to move across the province on Wednesday. A wind chill is reported around -20 Wednesday and -26 to -30 in the evening, this night and Thursday morning.

Newfoundland and Labrador will experience strong winds. Due to freshly fallen snow, blowing snow will remain problematic in open areas until winds weaken.

No cold weather alerts were issued for Prince Edward Island on Wednesday morning.

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Mark has over six years experience as a teacher, ecologist, zoologist and botanist. She has a B.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University Graduate School. His professional expertise in environmental health empacts has been recognized since 1973, when she testified at a New York DEC public hearing in Utica on ground truthing aerial photo wetland mapping by wetland community type. He taught (HS) Physics, Geology, Oceanography, Chemistry and photography from 1970-1980 at Palfrey Street School, Watertown, MA. Aproject: National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

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