First winter storms to hit the eastern Arctic region!

While we have had a relative easy introduction to winter here in Baker Lake with our first snow fall yesterday, the communities in the eastern Arctic have not been so lucky.  Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, had their first winter storm for the season with winds up to 100 km/h or more recorded and snowfall warnings issued.  Most government offices, businesses and schools were closed for the day, for safety reasons.  Most flights to the east were also cancelled due to the bad weather.  Listening to the news on the radio, the hamlet workers were still clearing the roads of Iqaluit by late afternoon.  The weather forecast also have predicted between 10 to 20 cm of snow tonight in Qikiqtarjuaq.  Yes, I definitely prefer the introduction we were given to winter and I hope the weather system going through the eastern Arctic region will stay away from the Kivalliq region for a while longer! – Sophia

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