4 Day Blizzard in Nunavut

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Friday into Monday there was a raging blizzard across a good part of Nunavut.

A low pressure system moved through the Kivalliq and into Hudson strait on Friday which brought falling Temperatures, severe wind gusts and long duration blizzard conditions that lasted into Monday.

Another blizzard is on tap for the Kivalliq are on Wednesday and Wednesday Night.

Here is a summary of weather event information received by Environment Canada. 

Total hours of blizzard conditions: 
  • Coral harbour: 60 
  • Rankin inlet: 58.5 
  • Naujaat: 55 
  • Baker lake: 40 
  • Clyde river: 9 
  • Hall beach: 8 
  • Igloolik: 4 

Maximum wind gust in kilometers per hour: 
  • Coral harbour: 106 
  • Rankin inlet: 89 
  • Cape dorset: 89 
  • Clyde river: 87 
  • Baker lake: 83 
  • Naujaat: 83 
  • Chesterfield inlet: 82 
  • Hall beach: 82 
  • Pangnirtung: 80 
  • Kimmirut: 78 
  • Igloolik: 76

Based on ECCC Data



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