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Alerts for: Chesterfield Inlet


3:37 AM CST Sunday 16 January 2022
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Chesterfield Inlet

Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

Blizzard conditions for the Kivalliq coastal communities continue.

A low pressure system over Hudson Bay is bringing strong winds to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. Blizzard conditions continue in the coastal communities today.

Conditions will first improve in Naujaat on Sunday afternoon, followed by Rankin Inlet and Chesterfield Inlet on Sunday night. Blizzard conditions will persist longest at Arviat, not improving until Monday morning.

Some blowing snow with visibilities of 1 km or greater may persist once the worst of the blizzard conditions ease as moderate winds will persist over the region beyond the duration of the blizzard.

Protect yourself from wind, cold and disorientation by staying sheltered, indoors or with your vehicle. Anyone who is not dressed warmly is at risk of frostbite and hypothermia in cold weather.

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 using #NUStorm.


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