Alerts for: Chesterfield Inlet


8:19 PM CST Friday 17 November 2017
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Chesterfield Inlet

Blizzard with wind gusts to 100 km/h continuing tonight and ending Saturday.

An intense low pressure system over Hudson Bay is bringing very strong southeasterly winds to the coast of Kivalliq this evening. These strong winds gusting to 100 km/h will also bring snow squalls off of Hudson Bay. The combined high winds and falling snow will create blizzard conditions continuing through the night.

Visibilities are expected to improve above blizzard criteria Saturday morning at Rankin Inlet and later in the day on Saturday at Chesterfield Inlet as winds begin to diminish.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Ensure that shelter is provided for pets and outdoor animals.

Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 6 hours.

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


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