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Current Weather Warnings Issued In Nunavut For:

LERTS FOR: IQALUIT

WARNINGS

4:03 AM EST SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2017
BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FOR:

  • IQALUIT

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH POOR VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.

AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM NORTHERN QUEBEC WILL SPREAD SNOW AND STRONG EAST WINDS INTO SOUTHERN BAFFIN ISLAND TODAY. THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING, WITH VISIBILITIES OF 400 METRES OR LESS IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL BE OVER KIMMIRUT AND IQALUIT WITH 15 TO 20 CM OF SNOW LIKELY FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. LESSER AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 CM IS EXPECTED FOR CAPE DORSET. THE STRONGEST WINDS TODAY WILL BE IN KIMMIRUT AND CAPE DORSET WITH GUSTS TO 70 KM/H POSSIBLE AND A FEW BRIEF HIGHER GUSTS. THESE EASTERLY WINDS WILL NOT BE QUITE AS STRONG FOR IQALUIT BUT WITH THE MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL VISIBILITIES WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED. THE BLIZZARD SHOULD END OVERNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT, HOWEVER NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS COULD PERSIST INTO MONDAY ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE LOW AS WINDS SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND REMAIN STRONG.

TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY. 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.

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 EC.STORM.EC@CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS TO #NUSTORM.

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