Alerts for: Arviat


2:55 PM CST Sunday 10 December 2017
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Arviat

Blizzard is expected tonight and Monday.

The wind is expected to increase to northwest 40 gusting 60 km/h at Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove, and Arviat this evening giving sustained blizzard conditions. There is some uncertainty in the timing of the onset of the blizzard tonight as the winds gradually increase in speed. The blizzard may develop Sunday evening or may start after midnight.

Either way, blizzard is expected throughout the day Monday, and will last into Monday night.

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

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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