650  
AWCN13 CWNT 102240  
WEATHER SUMMARY  
FOR NUNAVUT  
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 3:40 P.M. MST FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2017.  
 
DISCUSSION.  
 
THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF WEATHER EVENT INFORMATION FROM  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA.  
 
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKED THROUGH THE EASTERN PRAIRIES  
AND INTO THE EASTERN ARCTIC THIS WEEK PRODUCING DANGEROUS BLIZZARD  
CONDITIONS (VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN 400 METERS) WITH SEVERE WINDS,  
EXTREME SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS AND BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES.  
CONDITIONS HAVE FINALLY BEGUN TO IMPROVE IN THE REGION.  
 
THE STRONGEST WIND GUSTS REPORTED WERE (KM/H):  
 
CORAL HARBOUR 119  
ARVIAT 98  
RANKIN INLET 91  
CHESTERFIELD INLET 89  
BAKER LAKE 80  
NAUJAAT 76  
 
THE BLIZZARD DURATIONS WERE (HOURS):  
 
ARVIAT 64  
CORAL HARBOUR 51  
RANKIN INLET 45  
NAUJAAT 44  
BAKER LAKE 27  
 
TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MEASURE DUE  
TO THE STRONG WIND OCCURRING SIMULTANEOUSLY. THE ONLY REPORT OF  
TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNT WAS FROM ARVIAT OF 80 CM. HOWEVER, REPORTS OF  
SNOW DRIFTS HIGH ENOUGH TO BURY HOUSES AND FULLY COVER DOORS WERE  
REPORTED IN RANKIN INLET AND CORAL HARBOUR AS WELL.  
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN PRELIMINARY OR UNOFFICIAL  
INFORMATION AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE OR FINAL REPORT.  
 
END/PASPC  
 
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