Tiny Arctic town's weather site approaches 1 millionth hit
An online weather page in Kimmirut, Nunavut (pop. 460) is so popular it’s about to welcome its one-millionth visitor.
Cameron Bobinski launched www.kimmirutweather.com back in 2006.
Since then, he’s logged 966,796 visitors to the page, and says he gets calls from across Nunavut and around the world.
The main attraction on the page is the weather cam, which refreshes every 15 minutes. The camera, lodged inside Bobinski's house, looks through the community and out into the bay, which is frozen most of the year. Bobinski’s wife, Syula, also posts pictures from around the community.
Bobinski says Santa Claus may be involved in today’s weather forecast.
He says Santa always arrives in Kimmirut on Christmas Eve to give gifts to all the children in the community.