Cambridge Bay

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Blizzard Warning

Issued at 4:07 p.m. MDT Monday 20 October 2014

Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and persistent visibility near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring. A low pressure centre is forecast to move through the Kitikmeot bringing blizzard conditions and heavy snow. In Kugluktuk 10 to 20 cm of snow are forecast to fall by Tuesday morning. Snow combined with northeasterly winds of 50 gusting to 70 km/h will bring blizzard conditions tonight. Conditions are forecast to improve Tuesday morning as snow tapers off and winds gradually diminish. Blizzard conditions are forecast to develop in Cambridge Bay later this evening and in Gjoa Haven early Tuesday. Blizzard conditions will improve Tuesday afternoon as the low begins to exit the region. Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 6 hours.


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. 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 or tweet reports to #NUStorm.

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