Alerts for: Chesterfield Inlet

Warnings

3:55 AM CDT Wednesday 01 October 2014
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Chesterfield Inlet

A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.

An intense low pressure system moving through Manitoba will spread snow into much of the Kivalliq region today. The heaviest snow will occur tonight through Thursday, with total snowfall amounts in the 20-30 cm range expected. The snow will be accompanied by easterly winds of 50-60 km/h with gusts to 80 km/h, resulting in poor visibility in snow and blowing snow. The snow will taper off Thursday evening.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. 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/

Snowfall Warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

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 storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #NUStorm.

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