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Predicting the 2018 iceberg season

Iceberg seasons are different every year, and that makes them difficult to accurately predict. It is possible however to make an educated guess by studying the official iceberg charts from the Canadian Ice Service, so let’s have a look: The numbers in boxes around the island tell us how many icebergs are present in those […]

Tracking the 2018 sea ice #4

Between weather systems, today we got a glimpse of Newfoundland’s sea ice: Even through the clouds, you can see that the sea ice near the Avalon Peninsula has all but vanished… With the exception of some pockets of pack ice in Trinity Bay (near Bellevue beach), there isn’t a whole lot of sea ice south of […]

Tracking the 2018 sea ice #3

With winter weather cloaking the island for much of the week, it was hard getting a proper look at the advancing sea ice from above. Today however, the cloud cover lifted just enough to see something cold and blue once again: You can see that the sea ice has slowed its progress somewhat, drifting further into […]

Tracking the 2018 sea ice #2

This year’s sea ice is wasting no time making its way down south, going from just north of Fogo Island to just north of the Avalon Peninsula in a week! Have a look at today’s beautiful satellite image: If this keeps up we may be able to see the pack ice from the East Coast […]

Tracking the 2018 sea ice #1

Thanks to yesterday’s clear skies, NASA was able to give us a great look at Newfoundland’s advancing sea ice: You can clearly see the ‘river of ice’ flowing down Iceberg Alley, and it’s looking very good. When I see ice like this I can’t help but think of all the icebergs that come with it, […]

First look at Newfoundland sea ice 2018

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 […]

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