Alerts for: Arviat


3:38 AM CST Tuesday 21 February 2017
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Arviat

Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

Blizzard today ending late tonight.

A low pressure system in Hudson Bay is bringing increasing northeasterly winds to Arviat and Whale Cove today, and visibilities continue to deteriorate early this morning in snow and blowing snow. Winds will reach 60 gusting 80 km/h by mid-morning and conditions will worsen to blizzard. The blizzard is expected to last through the day and evening before the winds ease Wednesday morning.

At Rankin Inlet, winds will be weaker and sustained blizzard conditions are not expected. However, reductions in visibility due to blowing snow are still expected through the day.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility.

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 to #NUStorm.


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