DC_Weather_Toronto02.jpgToronto issued an extreme cold weather alert Sunday as heavy snow and high winds wreaked havoc across the Atlantic provinces, causing power outages and dangerous driving conditions. Extreme cold weather alerts are issued when the temperature is forecasted to drop below -15 C. Extra shelter space is opened and street outreach is increased overnight. This is the 26th time Toronto has had to issue an alert this winter. The temperature in Toronto is expected to drop to -16 C this evening with the wind chill making it feel as low as -25 C. So far, the frigid weather has not caused any transit or flight delays in the city. Meanwhile, a brutal winter storm blanketed New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island with snow overnight Saturday and brought a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow to Nova Scotia. Up to 35 centimeters of snow was expected across Newfoundland on Sunday, with winds gusting up to 130 kilometers an hour in some areas. More