Heads up, the 2018 sea ice season is now underway. 🙂

I’ve been keeping an eye on the Canadian Ice Service charts for a while now and things are progressing nicely.

Have a look at today’s chart, sea ice has already made contact with the Great Northern Peninsula and is now heading for Twillingate, Fogo Island, and the rest of the Kittiwake Coast:

Canadian Ice Service chart – February 9, 2018

Today’s NASA satellite image shows the ice descending upon Newfoundland too:

Newfoundland sea ice on satellite – February 9, 2018

And here’s the very same satellite image, in land surface reflectance bands 7-2-1, so you can see the sea ice better (blue is cold):

Newfoundland sea ice on satellite (bands 7-2-1) – February 9, 2018

Just like last year, I’m keeping track of the progressing sea ice and iceberg season on my Icebergs in Newfoundland page.