Arctic Ice

July 19th, 2014 at 1:42 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

north american snow cover   North Pole Ice Cover  Arctic Ice Extent Click on the images to enlarge.   The first map on the left shows in yellow the ice left in Hudson Bay.  The last ice is usually piled against or near the south shore of the bay.  It’s not unusual to have ice left in the bay in mid-late July.  You can see the Arctic icecap…right to the edge of Alaska.   You can see the ice on the Barrow, Alaska webcam – 24 hours a day in the land of the midnight sun (the sun won’t set in Barrow until around Aug. 2).  For July 1-18, Barrow’s average temperature was 39.4° and that’s 1.5° cooler than average.  The graphic on the right is the Arctic ice extent for the last four years.  We’re still well below the average extent of 1979-2000, but there’s more ice now than on this date going back several years (graphic from the Danish Meteorological Institute).  Temperatures were warmer than average this past winter north of 80° latitude, but they have been cooler than average since early MayAntarctic sea ice extent remains well above (2 standard deviations above) average.

3 Responses to “Arctic Ice”

  1. fixxxer says:

    More woodtv cold bias. No reason to talk about this during july.

    1. mike says:

      Come on fix, just because we have a thread about ice and not wildfires out west, lol.

  2. dano (Norton Shores) says:

    Fixxxxxxer, Seems pretty straight forward.
    Must really be awful to be you, just another negative Nellie.

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