The Baffin Island wind storm of January 7-8, 2014

What happened?

On January 7 and 8, 2014, a major low pressure system approached southern Baffin Island from the south. It brought severe winds to parts of the island, including a wind gust to 141 km/h at Iqaluit. Numerous occurrences of damage were noted. Meteorological information from this event is presented here.

Satellite images

Surface pressure maps with fronts

Upper air maps

GEM regional (RDPS) output

Surface observations

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Last update to this page: January 10, 2014