The Ice Man Cometh


Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 3:12 pm
By: News 9


The Ice Man Cometh 

Last winter a dire warning of death and destruction from global warming enthusiasts was carried far and wide by a panicked media.  That being that all of the Arctic ice would melt during the summer of 2008.  That didn't happen.  In fact the Arctic ice right now covers more area than it did at this time last year.  It is low in coverage but things are changing.  For fascinating details, read this National Weather Service Sea Ice Advisory from Anchorage, Alaska.  The last paragraph sums up the Advisory.

One event or one year in no way establishes a trend.  But one would be wise to remember that the forces affecting our planet are powerful beyond belief.  The Sun is just one.  You know, it's that giant thermonuclear engine in the sky that so many think of as just our personal light bulb.   

FZAK80 PAFC 222231

ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA

230 PM AKDT MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2008

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27 2008

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH.

SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA THROUGH

WEDNESDAY. A DEVELOPING ARCTIC LOW WILL DROP INTO THE CENTRAL

BEAUFORT SEA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN- -BEAUFORT SEA- -CHUKCHI SEA-

PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

2 TO 4 TENTHS FIRST YEAR AND OLD ICE LIES BETWEEN 73N AND 74N FROM

163W TO 168W.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY...MUCH COLDER AIR WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE

BEAUFORT SEA AFTER WEDNESDAY. NEW ICE WILL DEVELOP IN MUCH OF THE ICE

FREE WATERS BETWEEN 140W AND 155W WHERE SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE

1C OR LESS. ICE WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE ALASKA BARRIER ISLANDS ALONG

THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH COASTS NORTH OF 70N.

 

A NOTE ON THE ICE FORECAST...SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES ALONG THE

ALASKA CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT SEA COASTS ARE 2 TO 8 DEGREES CELSIUS

COLDER THIS YEAR THAN AT THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR. SEA ICE IN THESE

AREAS IS AT OR VERY NEAR THE SEASONAL MINIMUM. SIGNIFICANT ICE WILL

BEGIN DEVELOPING ALONG THE ALASKA COAST NORTH OF 70N WITHIN THE NEXT

10 TO 14 DAYS.

 

KCOLE SEPTEMBER 2008