Alerts for: Kimmirut


10:25 AM EST Saturday 25 February 2017
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Kimmirut

A powerful winter storm tracking northward through Quebec will spread snow, blowing snow and blizzard conditions through southern Baffin Island beginning on Sunday. Kimmirut will be the first community on Baffin Island to feel the effects of the storm, with strong easterly winds and falling snow combining to create blizzard conditions beginning midday Sunday. The blizzard will continue through Sunday night well into the day Monday.

Other communities on southern Baffin Island such as Iqaluit and Cape Dorset will also see the effects of this system. The public is advised to monitor the forecast as further information becomes available.

Avoid travel if possible. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #NUStorm.


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