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Ennadai
Ennadai (Canada)
Coordinates: 61°08′N100°53′W / 61.133°N 100.883°W / 61.133; -100.883 [1] Coordinates: 61°08′N100°53′W / 61.133°N 100.883°W / 61.133; -100.883 [2]
CountryCanada
Territory Nunavut
Region Kivalliq

Ennadai is a former populated place in the Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, Canada. Located on a peninsula that juts into northeastern Ennadai Lake it faces an unnamed island. It is 400 km (250 mi) northwest of Churchill, Manitoba and 1,050 km (650 mi) west of Arviat. [3] [ self-published source ] Ennadai and the surrounding area has been the traditional home of the Ahiarmiut (Ihalmiut), a Caribou Inuit band.

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The Ennadai Lake Meteorological Aeronautical Presentation System, a former weather station at this locale, consisted of four buildings. [3] The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals operated a base, Ennadai Lake Radio Station, (VEJ) at Ennadai from the summer of 1949 until 18 September 1954 when it was turned over to the Department of Transportation [4] An INCO Exploration Camp existed at Ennadai at about the same time.

Climate

Ennadai has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc).

Climate data for Ennadai
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)−27
(−17)
−24
(−11)
−18
(0)
−7
(19)
1
(34)
11
(52)
17
(63)
15
(59)
7
(45)
−1
(30)
−13
(9)
−15
(5)
−4
(24)
Daily mean °C (°F)−31
(−24)
−29
(−20)
−23
(−9)
−13
(9)
−2
(28)
7
(45)
12
(54)
11
(52)
3
(37)
−5
(23)
−17
(1)
−25
(−13)
−9
(15)
Average low °C (°F)−35
(−31)
−33
(−27)
−28
(−18)
−18
(0)
−7
(19)
2
(36)
8
(46)
7
(45)
0
(32)
−8
(18)
−21
(−6)
−29
(−20)
−13
(9)
Average precipitation mm (inches)9
(0.4)
6
(0.2)
9
(0.4)
15
(0.6)
19
(0.7)
30
(1.2)
52
(2.0)
41
(1.6)
45
(1.8)
33
(1.3)
16
(0.6)
12
(0.5)
399.7
(15.74)
Source: [5]

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References

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  2. "Ennadai". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.
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