Alerts for: Rankin Region including Whale Cove


2:48 PM CDT Sunday 22 October 2017
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Rankin Region including Whale Cove

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

A low pressure system now entering southwestern Hudson Bay will intensify tonight as it moves toward Southampton Island. It will continue moving northeast toward Foxe Basin on Monday.

This low will spread a mixture of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and rain over the Kivalliq, along with strong to severe winds. The worst hit areas will be from Baker Lake through Rankin Inlet where wind gusts will be in excess of 100 km/h late tonight and Monday along with 5-10 cm of snow and near-zero visibility at times in blowing snow. Chesterfield Inlet and Arviat will also experience very strong northwest wind gusts up to 100 km/h during this time with some snow and blowing snow. The storm will move out of the region Monday night and Tuesday with gradually diminishing winds.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NUStorm.


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