Winter storm warning for Clyde River

Possible snow accumulation of 45 cm (17.7 inches).

Heavy snow expected Wednesday into Thursday..

A low pressure system currently over northern Quebec will track into Davis Strait today and slowly move up the eastern shore of Baffin Island tonight into Wednesday. Snow from this system is expected to spread over the Clyde River area this evening and become heavy at times overnight through Wednesday.

With ample moisture and a persistent flow off the strait, snowfall amounts are expected to approach 25 cm (9.8″) by Wednesday night. The snowfall is expected to persist Wednesday night into Thursday with an additional 10 – 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″) possible by late Thursday.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.


Also, Snowfall warning for southwestern Northwest Territories

Monday 13 October 2014… Snowfall warning in effect for:

Ft. Liard Region including Nahanni Butte – Trout Lake

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) is expected.

The heaviest snow is expected to start overnight and taper off by Wednesday morning.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.caor tweet reports to #NTStorm.

Also, snowfall warnings for the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park regions northern British Columbia close to the above mentioned region with amounts up to 10 cm (3.9″) and a winter storm watch for the Clyde River region of Nunavut starting late on Tuesday with amounts up to 30 cm (11.8″).

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

10 thoughts on “Winter storm warning for Clyde River”

  1. I assume this is the “Clyde River” that is well north of the Arctic Circle and just across Baffin Bay from the Greenland ice cap. This area set high 30-year records for sea ice extent last winter and spring, contrary to what alarmists have been reporting about Arctic ice loss. Baffin Bay was closed to marine traffic until very late this year a result. It sounds like they may be getting another good start on this year’s ice extent as well.

    • I believe parts of Baffin Bay didn’t thaw out at all and the clyde river area maybe working on Arctic ice volume instead of extent now….if I’m not mistaken isn’t this where the Laurentide Ice Shield began…ice dropped from the archipelago and crept across North America….interesting to see just how much ice Clyde River sees this year

      • I was never able to find out just how much of Baffin Bay opened to marine traffic. The last time I checked was toward the end of July or early August and there was still some ice pack there.

        The Laurentide ice sheet had multiple domes where it was thickest at various times. They were located to the southwest and southeast of what is now Hudson Bay. There may have been another just north of Hudson Bay. I always figured it would be thickest at the North Pole, but it makes more sense that the thickest ice will always form over the land.

  2. At least 12 people have been killed and many more are missing in blizzards in the Himalayas in Nepal, officials say.

    Trekkers were trapped in heavy snowfall as they returned from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, in Mustang district.

    Nepalese, Polish and Israeli citizens are reported to be among the dead. Nearly 40 others were rescued.

    Meanwhile five more climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in nearby Manang district.

    Officials say four were from Canada and one from India.

    Three Nepalese farmers have also been killed in a separate avalanche in the same area.

    Nepal blizzards claim lives of at least 12 trekkers

  3. The winter storm warning continues with possibly another 5 to 10 cm (2.0″ to 3.9″) by tomorrow. According to the warning 30 to 60 cm (11.8″ to 23.6″) has already fallen. I don’t know if even the residents there can handle 2 feet of snow in 3 days.

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