Forecasters warn of bad weather in Sahtu, Arctic coast next week

Environment and Climate Change Canada says parts of the Sahtu and Arctic coast should expect snow and blowing snow from Monday to Wednesday next week.

In a warning published on Friday, federal meteorologists said storm conditions would result from an “intense low pressure system” moving across the area between October 28 and October 30.

A large area of the territory, covering all regions east of a line extending from the North Slave diagonally up to Inuvik, should be prepared for wind gusts in excess of 60 km/h.


The communities of Sachs Harbour, Paulatuk, and Ulukhaktok received a more specific warning for considerable quantities of snow during the same period.

A map published by Environment and Climate Change Canada identified a “moderate” weather threat to those communities. “Be prepared,” forecasters wrote in a tweet.