RANKIN INLET – WEATHER – There is a Snowfall warning in effect for Rankin Inlet and Chesterfield Inlet in the Far North.
A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.
- Rankin Region including Whale Cove
- Chesterfield Inlet
An intense low pressure system over Manitoba is tracking north today and has spread an area of snow across the central Kivalliq region north of Arviat this morning. The heaviest snowfall is expected in the Rankin Inlet and Chesterfield Inlet areas today through Thursday with total snowfall amounts in the 20-30 cm range possible by late Thursday. Snow will likely mix with rain at times today into tonight in Whale Cove and possibly Rankin Inlet which will reduce snowfall totals in areas which see a rain-snow mix. In addition, strong easterly winds of 50 km/h with gusts to 70 today will increase to northeast 60 gusting 80 km/h Thursday as this system intensifies over Hudson Bay resulting in poor visibility at times in snow and blowing snow. The snow is expected to gradually taper off Thursday night although strong winds will likely continue into Friday.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.