Alerts for: Arviat

Watches

9:27 PM CST Thursday 26 February 2015
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Arviat

An intense low pressure system is forecast to move across Kivalliq Saturday. Strong northwest winds with this system are expected to cause blizzard conditions across southern Kivalliq beginning Saturday morning and continuing until Sunday evening.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Cold conditions are possible with severe wind chill values. 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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