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Current Weather Warnings Issued In Nunavut For:

LERTS FOR: KUGAARUK

WARNINGS

2:20 AM MST SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2017
EXTREME COLD WARNING IN EFFECT FOR:

  • KUGAARUK

A PERIOD OF VERY COLD WIND CHILLS IS EXPECTED.

WIND CHILLS BETWEEN -55 AND -60 ARE OCCURING AT GJOA HAVEN THIS MORNING. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL MODERATE SLIGHTLY TODAY BEFORE DROPPING AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT. EXTREME COLD CONDITIONS ARE ALSO EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AT TALOYOAK AND KUGAARUK WITH WIND CHILLS NEAR -55. EXTREME COLD CONDITIONS SHOULD NO LONGER BE A THREAT BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

WHILE ANYONE WHO ISN'T DRESSED WARMLY IS AT RISK IN COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS, SOME ARE AT GREATER RISK THAN OTHERS FOR FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA:
- HOMELESS PEOPLE
- OUTDOOR WORKERS
- PEOPLE LIVING IN HOMES THAT ARE POORLY INSULATED (WITH NO HEAT OR NO POWER)
- PEOPLE WITH CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS SUCH AS DIABETES, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY AND DISEASES AFFECTING THE BLOOD VESSELS, PEOPLE TAKING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS INCLUDING BETA-BLOCKERS
- WINTER SPORT ENTHUSIASTS
- PEOPLE WHO CONSUME EXCESS ALCOHOL
- INFANTS AND
- SENIORS.

WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING.
- ALWAYS WEAR CLOTHING APPROPRIATE FOR THE WEATHER. SYNTHETIC AND WOOL FABRICS PROVIDE BETTER INSULATION. SOME SYNTHETIC FABRICS ARE DESIGNED TO KEEP PERSPIRATION AWAY FROM YOUR BODY WHICH KEEP YOU DRY AND FURTHER REDUCE YOUR RISK.
- DRESS IN LAYERS WITH A WIND RESISTANT OUTER LAYER. YOU CAN REMOVE LAYERS IF YOU GET TOO WARM (BEFORE YOU START SWEATING) OR ADD A LAYER IF YOU GET COLD.
- WEAR WARM SOCKS, GLOVES, A HAT AND SCARF IN COLD WEATHER. BE SURE TO COVER YOUR NOSE TO PROTECT IT.
- IF YOU GET WET, CHANGE INTO DRY CLOTHING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. YOU LOSE HEAT FASTER WHEN YOU'RE WET.

EXTREME COLD WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHEN VERY COLD TEMPERATURES OR WIND CHILL CREATES AN ELEVATED RISK TO HEALTH SUCH AS FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

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 TO #NUSTORM.

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