Alerts for: Arviat

Warnings

3:28 AM CST Thursday 29 January 2015
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Arviat

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Cold air will persist over the southern Kivalliq this morning as a ridge of high pressure builds to the west. Temperatures of minus 35 to minus 40 combined with winds of 30 km/h are giving extreme wind chill values of -55 or colder this morning. While slight moderation is anticipated tomorrow afternoon, extreme wind chills could potentially return tonight as temperatures in the area will remain very cold.

Wear appropriate clothing.
- Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk.
- Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold.
- Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it.
- If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you're wet.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

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.

 

Watches

3:33 AM CST Thursday 29 January 2015
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Arviat

An approaching low pressure system currently giving blizzard conditions to Kugluktuk will affect the southern Kivalliq on Friday with strong northwest winds of 50 gusting 70 km/h or more resulting in blizzard conditions. The blizzard is expected to begin at Baker Lake Friday morning and spread to other regions throughout the day.

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/

Winter Storm Watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

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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