Most ice in Hudson Bay since 1993 for this time of year

Polar bears can rejoice – Hudson Bay polar bear habitat is highest in more than two decades for this time of year.

22 Nov 2018 – Not since 1993 has there been as much polar bear habitat in the 2nd-last week of November.

The area in white on the map below shows sea-ice extent.


Hudson Bay polar bear habitat is highest in more than two decades for this time of year

Thanks to Don Villeneuve for this link

Link to Canadian Sea Ice map (updated daily):

11 thoughts on “Most ice in Hudson Bay since 1993 for this time of year”

    • You are right. And I found it spooky how Beringia escaped glaciation. Most popular theories fail to explain how Scotland was completely covered with ice while Alaska looked lovely and men could walk from Asia to America then back again. I am wondering “Did Beringia ever get covered in ice?” All Alaska’s mountains indicate signs of glaciation. And, why is Greenland still in an ice age while nearly all of Russia is glacier free?

      • Prevailing winds, Alaska benefits and the does the UK from South Westerly warm wet winds.
        Greenland is on the cold side of the North American continent, with its prevailing wind from the North West and the remains in summer of the sea ice pack of the Arctic.
        Russia on the other hand benefits during the early winter and more so during a solar warm period, of the same UK south westerly’s turning to a more westerly as the normal track of the Jet stream takes warmish wet weather though the Baltic and into central Europe.
        Unlike the weather we will get for the next 30 years with Blocking High pressures pushing beasts from the east westwards from Russia over the UK.

        • Hi Jim. If you are correct then Beasts from the East may be enough to explain Thames freezes. Paintings of them look pretty but the huge blocks of ice look more like what you expect on Baffin Island. The biggest obstacle will be political correctness and what you can and cannot do or say.
          I fear log fires may be banned in the interests of saving the planet from such despicable ‘warming’. There may be a lot of deaths as our infrastructure is only built (and financed) to cope with normal circumstances. Companies have rationalised themselves to the bone and yet more. They look for any means to make people redundant so money that used to go into your salary can now go to someone else’s bonus. Then rents are about £1000 pcm. Something’s gotta give.

  1. The bears look pristine but contrary to popular opinion they find it far easier to forage near where people live, find anything discarded, remains of a whale or seal carcass, anything. A bear who wandered up to the North Pole will be at risk of starvation because he cannot find open sea with fish and much else.

  2. LOL the fabled North West Passage created by Globull warming will be traversed by driving across the ice, not using floating vessels.

  3. Hudson Bay’s SST was below normal all summer long. It was a longer-than-usual ice out in spring, and now an earlier than usual ice up in late autumn. Interestingly, according to NOAA, the surrounding lands of Canada all had above normal temperatures during the summer months. So where does the cold come from to put SST’s below normal? Increased precipitation during the spring and summer than leads to lower surface salinity? Possibly. As I see it, with the albedo effects of sea ice, that’s a GOOD thing. The more time any portion of the Arctic Ocean waters are covered in ice, the less bellyaching the AGW alarmists can do of its impending demise. Plus polar bears. Think of their furry little children, after all.

  4. From what I’ve noticed the arctic temperatures are way lower than last year. I remember the news from mass media talking about 0 degrees Celsius over North Pole in the middle of winter, but now the temperatures hover between -20 and -30 degrees celsius, and it’s still November. Very curious to see the weather trend for this winter. It’s going to be a bitter one in my opinion.

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