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Alerts for: Cartwright to Black Tickle


5:24 AM ADT Monday 20 March 2023
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Cartwright to Black Tickle

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

Locations: Postville - Makkovik to Cartwright.

Total snowfall: 30 to 50 cm, except possibly exceeding 70 in the Makkovik area.

Maximum wind gusts: northwesterly 80 km/h, except 100 in the Makkovik area.

Time span: ending tonight.

Remarks: The heaviest snow is expected to fall during the day today, coinciding with the strongest winds. Significant snowfall rates as high as 5 cm per hour are possible today.

Conditions are expected to improve in the Cartwright and Rigolet areas as temperatures rise close to zero this afternoon and into the evening.

Snow will lighten in intensity and winds will diminish tonight, allowing blizzard conditions to subside in Postville - Makkovik.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.

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