Weekend scores record cold temperatures


Last Friday in Resolute Bay, temperatures plunged to a new low of -44.9 C. , breaking the old record of -43.9 C. set in 1986.

Last Sunday, Clyde River’s former record low of -41.6 C., set back in 1943, was broken by the community’s new low of -44.8 C. Rankin Inlet’s low of -34.5 C. set in 1956, was also broken by a new low of -37.4 C.

“It may be officially spring, but it seems more like winter in Nunavut,” said Yvonne Bilan-Wallace, a meteorologist with Environment Canada in Calgary.”Hopefully, this is the last shot of winter.”

According to Bilan-Wallace, Nunavut’s Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions have been particularly cold and stormy this winter, although she said it’s too early to draw any conclusions from one exceptional winter.

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