Alerts for: Coral Harbour

Statements

9:46 PM CDT Friday 20 October 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Coral Harbour

A major storm will track northward into the southern Kivalliq on Saturday and move up the coast throughout Monday before leaving the region by Tuesday. Precipitation associated with this system will begin as snow before transitioning to rain. There is a risk of ice pellets and freezing rain before the change over to rain.

Precipitation along the Kivalliq coast is forecast to begin Saturday morning, Arviat will likely stay as rain with a possibility of some wet snow and ice pellets Saturday morning. Rainfall amounts greater than 20 mm are possible in Arviat on Saturday. Rankin and Chesterfield will see some wet snow Saturday afternoon before changing over to rain Saturday overnight with a risk of ice pellets before the snow transitions to rain.

Strong southeasterly winds potentially gusting in excess of 90 km/h will develop along the coast Saturday. Sunday night northwest winds will develop in the wake of this system and may approach warning criteria.

The precipitation with this system will begin in Coral Harbour Saturday night. The precipitation will start as snow before transitioning to rain Sunday morning with a risk of ice pellets. Strong southeasterlies are expected in Coral Harbour as well with gusts of 80 km/h and potential for isolated gusts up to 90 km/h.

There is still a moderate degree of uncertainty in the forecast and ECCC Meteorologists will continue to monitor this storm closely and issue updates as required.

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

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