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Iqaluit gets late-summer snowfall
By QMI Agency


An inuksuk stands on a hill outside of Iqaluit on Baffin Island in this file photo. (JEFF BASSETT/QMI Agency Files)

It may not have been the summer Canadians wanted, but at least we didn't have snow. Unlike Nunavut, where residents awoke early Tuesday to a fresh blanket of powdery white stuff.

The Nunatsiaq News posted a photo on its Facebook page taken around 4:45 a.m., and said the temperature at the time was -1 C. The temperature was only expected to reach 7 C later in the day, with warnings of winds gusting to as high as 80 km/h.

But the capital is not the first place in the territory to get snow this month.

Alert military station, some 2,000 km to the north, already has 17 cm on the ground. The temperature there reached an August record low of -12.7 C on Saturday, which Nunatsiaq News says is the third-lowest August temperature reading ever recorded around sea level in North America.







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