Alerts for: Repulse Bay

Warnings

3:24 AM CST Thursday 29 January 2015
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Repulse Bay

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

Strong north to northwest winds persist over parts of the Kivalliq due to a low pressure system near Cape Dorset and a ridge of high pressure over the western arctic. At Repulse Bay, northerly winds of 40 gusting 60 km/h will continue to give blizzard or near blizzard conditions this morning, but gradual improvement should begin this afternoon as winds slowly diminish.

At Chesterfield Inlet, blowing snow will likely persist for the next couple of days, however visibilities should remain generally above the blizzard threshold of 400 metres. Extreme wind chill values of -55 or colder however will continue there as well.

Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility. If you do travel and become lost, remain where you are until the blizzard has passed. Protect yourself from wind, cold and disorientation by staying sheltered, indoors or with your vehicle. 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 http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #NUStorm.

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