Alerts for: Rankin Region including Whale Cove


2:14 PM CST Saturday 28 February 2015
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Rankin Region including Whale Cove

Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and persistent visibility near zero in blowing snow are expected or occurring.

An intense low pressure system has moved across the Kivalliq today. Strong northwest winds associated with this system are expected to cause near zero visibility in blowing snow across the Kivalliq. Blizzard conditions are ongoing at Baker Lake, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove, Arviat, Chesterfield Inlet. Blizzard conditions will start in Repulse Bay tonight. Blizzard conditions are expected to continue into late Sunday afternoon.

Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to widespread poor visibility. If you do travel and become lost, remain where you are until the blizzard has passed. 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

Blizzard Warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to or tweet reports to #NUStorm.

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