Blizzard and extreme cold warnings for Canada

Some cold pockets are still hanging around, says reader. That’s if you consider minus 30, minus 40, even minus 50, a “cold pocket.”

BRITISH COLUMBIA

13 January 2017
Blizzard warning for Haines Road – Yukon border to Pleasant Camp and South Klondike Highway – Yukon border to White Pass regions

Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) …. near zero visibility at times.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc4#1933271061803201993201701120502ww1979cwvr (also bc52 in the address link for the South Klondike Highway warning)

Winter storm warning for North Coast – inland sections

Near 20 cm (7.9″) of snow has fallen over Stewart since last night and an additional 30 to 40 cm (11.8″ to 15.7″) of snow is expected through Saturday. Areas near Kitimat and Terrace can expect lesser amounts of 10 to 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc9#1013496611662117936201701130502ww1171cwvr

Extreme Cold Warning for Yoho Park – Kootenay Park region

Very cold wind chill values near minus 35 C (-31 F) over Yoho Park – Kootenay Park will redevelop tonight.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc17#102529937988693372201701110502ww1373cwvr

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Snow squall warning for Bay St. George, Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity, Corner Brook and vicinity, Gros Morne and Parson’s Pond – Hawke’s Bay regions

Snow squalls are occurring. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl17#5428337782680285201701140507ww1676cwhx (also nl30, nl14, nl8 and nl13 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Blizzard warning for Cartwright to Black Tickle and Rigolet and vicinity regions

Moderate snowfall combined with strong winds will produce blizzard conditions with near zero visibilities in blowing snow overnight tonight into Saturday morning.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl32#512066522103170860201701130507ww1777cwhx (also nl33 in the address link for the Rigolet and vicinity region)

Extreme Cold Warning for Labrador City and Wabush region

An arctic airmass will combine with gusty winds to produce extremely cold wind chills near minus 45 C (-49 F) overnight tonight into Saturday morning.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl25#320285452103170860201701130507ww1777cwhx

NUNAVUT

Extreme Cold Warning for Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk and Taloyoak regions

Extreme wind chill values near minus 55 C (-67 F) will persist until Saturday afternoon.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu7#203703252709697082201701110501ww1474cwnt (also nu8, nu10 and nu9 in the address link for the other affected areas)

QUEBEC

Extreme Cold Warning for Fermont region

Wind chill values will reach -48 C (-54.4 F) overnight tonight and Saturday morning.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc3#191916987795458484201701130504ww1070cwul

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

Chibougamau, Chutes-des-Passes – Pipmuacan Reservoir area, Labrieville area, Manic-3 area, Manic-5 area, Joutel – Matagami area, Miquelon – Desmaraisville area, Baie-Trinité area, Sept-Îles – Port-Cartier area and Waskaganish regions

An extreme wind chill of close to -38 C (-36.4 F) is forecast.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc19#637165081980537810201701120504ww1070cwul (also qc22, qc21, qc23 and qc20 in the address link for the other affected areas)

YUKON

Blizzard conditions over parts of the Dempster highway, especially near the Richardson mountains, will continue until Saturday evening.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?yt2#2353351011803201993201701120502ww1979cwvr

Blizzard warning for Haines Road – Haines Junction to B.C. bdy and South Klondike Highway – Carcross to B.C. bdy regions

Blizzard conditions are forecast tonight for the South Klondike Highway and Haines Road over the Chilkat Pass.

Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) … near zero visibility at times.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?yt9#1933271061803201993201701120502ww1979cwvr (also yt10 in the address link for the Whitehorse warning)

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links


4 thoughts on “Blizzard and extreme cold warnings for Canada”

  1. Not that I wish Canada ill, but could you folks contain your polar cold to the northern territories please. It has gotten a little chilly in the lower 48 these last few weeks and I would applicate it if you would stop sharing.

    • I will do my part.. And will try to stay fine aka not dying of starvation….
      if theses conditions where about to stay like that a large portion of the next 30 years…well 30 if we are Lucky..

  2. One place I should’ve kept track of during the recent extreme cold warnings is Eureka, Nunavut. Since it’s a weather station at a military/research site, and not an inhabited area, it never shows up on warnings and reports.

    I just had a look and, at 1 AM CST Monday, January 16, the temperature was -43.0 C (-45.4 F) with a wind out of the SE at 26 km/h (16.2 mph) resulting in a windchill of -62 C (-79.6 F).

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