Alerts for: Arviat

Warnings

1:28 PM MST Thursday 11 February 2016
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Arviat

Blizzards continue over Kivalliq. Winds of 50 to 60 km/h gusting to 70 or 80 km/h are producing blizzard conditions with near zero visibilities.

For much of Kivalliq conditions are not expected to improve until Friday afternoon when winds decrease. Coral Harbour will see an improvement overnight.

In addition, the very strong winds will combine with temperatures in the mid minus thirties to produce dangerous wind chills of minus 55 or colder tonight.

Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone. If you do travel and become lost, remain where you are until the blizzard has passed. Protect yourself from wind, cold and disorientation by staying sheltered, indoors or with your vehicle.

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

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