Summer fun – Snowfall warning for Clyde River, Nunavut

20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) likely by Saturday evening.


27 June 2014 – Snowfall – late morning to late evening Saturday.

A strengthening low pressure system over southern Baffin Island is bringing precipitation to the Clyde River area. A mixture of snow and rain will change to snow this evening with snow persisting on Saturday. Accumulations of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) are likely by Saturday evening. The snow should taper off Saturday night as the system weakens over Davis Strait.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.caor tweet reports to #NUStorm.

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this info


7 thoughts on “Summer fun – Snowfall warning for Clyde River, Nunavut”

  1. Is there anything particularly remarkable about this? Clyde River is well-north of the Arctic Circle at about 70 degrees north latitude. It sits on Baffin Bay, which this past Spring has experienced a 30-year all time high ice extent. It would be surprising to me if they WEREN’T still getting snow there.

    I flew over the area on April 15th. and was amazed by how much ice was in lower Baffin Bay at that time. What I would like to know is whether Baffin Bay is yet open to maritime traffic. That would be interesting news.

    Anyone from Canada want to respond?

    • Lol, even if someone’s from Canada there’s not too many people who live way up in the Baffin Bay area. What I can tell you is when I went skiing on March 27th to Blue Mountain near Collingwood, Ontario, Georgian Bay was frozen over and it looked like Hudson Bay in the dead of winter.

    • Yes jbird, snow is not unusual there in Banff this time of year. I witnessed heavy snow there on Aug. 1st, 1988.

    • I decided to check out the story on Baffin Bay marine navigation myself.

      I have an interest in the Arctic, having gotten good views of the Greenland Icecap, Baffin Bay, Baffin Island and Hudson Bay from the air during a recent trip to Iceland.

      The alarmists have been using loss of Arctic ice extent as the “canary in the coal mine” evidence of global warming, but I couldn’t see much evidence of it myself from 36,000 feet in mid April. They’ve continued to promote the idea of Arctic ice loss despite the fact that historical records of Arctic ice extent show no real, long-term trends in sea ice, AND despite the fact that the ANTARCTIC has been setting ice growth records in recent years.

      What I found out was fairly interesting. At Clyde River for example, temperatures continue to drop to freezing and below at this time of year. This happens despite the fact that the Sun never sets there during the weeks surrounding the summer solstice.

      There are no forecasts for navigation in Clyde River’s upper Baffin Bay as yet, since there is still too much ice. https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=06&siteID=15101

      Stick around though; there might be some navigable water up there by the end of July!

      An image provided by NASA shows that the channels and inlets on the east side of Baffin Island are still ice bound, and a significant amount of ice continues to choke the bay between Baffin Island and Greenland in the top of the image. See NASA image here:http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/56000/56351/Baffin.A2001187.1620.1km.jpg

      According to Joe Bastardi, the short-term trend of Arctic ice loss appears to be reversing now. This is a major story, along with past stories discrediting the Polar Bear extinction and Himalayan Glacier retreats. These claims have been mainstays of the alarmist camp for years. Such stories are very convenient for alarmists, because they know that most people can’t travel to these remote areas to verify what is actually happening for themselves. Even so, once Arctic ice is conclusively shown to be expanding, it will be the end of any semblance of alarmist “proof” that global warming is real. This year, according to Bastardi, sea surface temperatures will be colder in the North Atlantic and multiyear sea ice will increase in places like Baffin Bay. This is due to the AMO, Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, turning colder.

      See Joe Bastardi’s story here, complete with graphs and maps: http://blog.heartland.org/2014/05/major-arctic-sea-ice-story-lurking-but-is-anyone-watching/

      The alarmist claims and predictions are crumbling before our eyes, while they scramble to replace them with out and out lies.

  2. aus version of the guardian some idiot greentard in comments…is having a fit over melting arctic ice..
    huh?
    according to real science its JUST managed to rise to ONE degree..dont reckon much would be melting

  3. Some cool, moist air was passing through the Canadian Prairies, with Saskatchewan and Manitoba receiving large amounts of rain. Deloraine, Manitoba received the most for that province with 143 mm (5.6″) up to 7 PM CDT Sunday while Broadview, Saskatchewan got an estimated 125 mm (4.9″) up to 6 PM CST.

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