Thickest September Ice On Record In The Beaufort Sea

This is the first year in the Danish Meteorological Institute record, with thick ice in the Beaufort Sea all the way to the Canadian Coast at the end of September.

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38 Responses to Thickest September Ice On Record In The Beaufort Sea

  1. Steven Fraser says:

    Cool, Tony! When it comes to thick ice in that area, there is no comparison between previous years and this year.

    2003 has two small sections of thin ice up to the coast, but this year is monster!

  2. gregole says:

    Millions of sq km of ice in 2018 at the minimum…NW passage never open all year. And CO2 is at 400 ppm – way past the safe limit of 350 ppm.

    What the heck is going on? I thought the Arctic was suppose to be ice-free by now…

    Either Klimate so-called scientists are spectacularly incompetent; or they were lying all along.

    I want my money back. All of it.

    • Disillusioned says:

      Yes. They were lying and are lying. They keep lying, with their constant adjustments to the historical record, and infilling with interpolation – and moving the goal posts of the hyped-pothesis concerning what is to be expected, as the old expectations of the hyped-pothesis keep failing.

    • John F. Hultquist says:

      Recent Monthly Average Mauna Loa CO2
      August 2018: 406.99 ppm
      August 2017: 405.07 ppm
      Last updated: September 5, 2018

      This supports the 2 ppm per year gain seen in recent years.
      And, I note Earth is still here.

    • griff says:

      It wasn’t open because massive amounts of ice were squeezed south thru the archipelago.. not because it didn’t melt.

      Fast ice used to stop that happening.

      • Steven Fraser says:

        The area in question is the Beaufort, to the West of the Canadian Archipelago.

      • Disillusioned says:

        “It wasn’t open ….”

        What matters.

        ” …because…”

        Irrelevant excuse follows.

        Your melt fantasy is alive only in the minds of you alarmists. Otherwise, it is dead. The low solar count and the fact that CO2 doesn’t perform magic killed your hyped-pothesis.

        You are like a ghost who won’t leave the house and move on to the next realm.

      • gregole says:

        Griff – you’re back!

        Quick, I know you must be busy, go to make the rent and all, when will the Arctic be ice-free; and how much CO2 will it take?
        “Who finds the money when you have to pay the rent…”

      • spike55 says:

        Yep, there sure was MASSIVE AMOUNTS of sea ice, griff. ;-)

        Still is. !!

      • Stewart Pid says:

        Griff said: “Fast ice used to stop that happening”. Indeed Griff is right …. when the St Roche crossed the northwest passage in the 40’s they had to extend legs and the ship walked across the fast ice part. ;-)
        Truth can be inconvenient eh Griff?
        Oh yeah …. when Admunsen did it 38 years before he sewed flying carpets to the hull and flew over the “fast ice” part.

        • Colorado Wellington says:

          I always wondered how the St. Roch got into the Vancouver Maritime Museum because I did not know she had legs. Now it all makes sense. She just walked from the harbor to the museum building.

          We are lucky to have the attention of distinguished scholars like Ms Griff who encourage new ways to examine science and history.

        • Phil. says:

          Griff said: “Fast ice used to stop that happening”. Indeed Griff is right …. when the St Roche crossed the northwest passage in the 40’s they had to extend legs and the ship walked across the fast ice part. ;-)
          Truth can be inconvenient eh Griff?

          Well they drifted in the ice for part of the journey and used explosives to break up the ice to avoid being crushed.

  3. richard says:

    Some other news thanks to Iceage now-

    Germany – Coldest September morning since weather records began! Not just for the day, mind you, but for the entire month.

    India – Record snowfall damages crops

    Netherlands – Coldest September 23 ever measured

    1st Day of Fall More Like 1st Day of WINTER on Canadian Prairies

    Himachal Pradesh – At least 20 rescued after heavy snowfall.

    Australia – Frost and freezing temperatures damage Wheatbelt grain crop

    Alberta farmers scramble to save crops worth millions
    Crops flattened under the snow .

    Heavy snowfall forecast for Iceland

    Already the snowiest September on record in Edmonton – More on the way

    New Zealand – 100,000 lambs lost to cold and rain

  4. Psalmon says:

    Meanwhile this is what is being reported:

    The Arctic is melting.
    Vessels are pouring into the area.
    Local Coast Guards do not have enough resources.
    An accident is waiting to happen.

    Well the vessels in the area above Svalbard all the way to the Bering Strait (a linear distance of about 3,000 nautical miles) total eleven…11. Looks like a lot of open ocean but about as empty as a Democrat morality seminar.

  5. Norilsk says:

    That’s the area of the Arctic Ocean where I went last December and was out jumping on the ice. To think that I could do it at the end of September. The ice extent is well over the average line there. It must be the Norilsk effect.

  6. Norilsk says:

    This is the nice cottage we stayed at in Inuvik last December.

  7. griff says:

    yes – it has been blowing in there for the last week.

    It hasn’t frozen there.

    which might suggest fractured thin ice able to be influenced by the late storm.

    See also massive amount pouring into Fram strait this week. Meanwhile extent growth is one of the lowest on records – and wind accounts for most of it.

    • Steven Fraser says:

      Color indicates 1.5 to 3 metre thick ice. It does not matter if the wind or currents moved it there. Its there, and this has not previously been reported at this time of year by DMI to this level.

    • Gator says:

      Lowest on a cherry picked record Ms Griff? And you never have explained just why you hate poor brown people.

    • gregole says:


      When will the Arctic be ice-free?

      You know, as an American tax payer, I’ve got my money riding on this whether I like it or not. Tell me my money has been well-spent.

    • spike55 says:

      “Meanwhile extent growth is one of the lowest on records”.

      BULLSHIT, yet again, from griff

      2018 bottomed out on day 260, now day 271.

      Back to 1988, 2018 is the 16th lowest change from day 260-271

      ie, slap bang in the middle of 31 years of data I use

      (Before 1988m NSIDC had 2 day data.)

      Why the continued LIES, griff ?

  8. RAH says:

    I think we are definitely going into a cold period. No I’m not saying we’re heading for a major glaciation or even another LIA. Just saying that with this rather deep solar minimum and the PDO headed for the cellar and the AMO plateaued and if things go as they have in the past following the PDO into negative territory, conditions are looking like we’re heading for colder and stormier 30 year period than we have been enjoying.

    You guys in Arizona should enjoy it. Somewhat cooler days and warmer nights, and more precipitation so you gain some greening. But I suspect those that lie along the beaten path for tropical storms are in for a lot stormier conditions than they have had the last few decades.

    • Disillusioned says:

      I think you’re right. In about a decade, the AMO should likely be close to (or in) negative territory. If that is combined with a [still] quiet Sun – who knows? It could spell disaster for griff and the alarmunists who have placed all their faith in the power of CO2 to send the world toward their imaginary “tipping point” fantasy of out-of-control warming. They’re already suffering from dissonance, getting really anxious and incessantly accusing facts-based dissenters of being cherry pickers.

      Several years ago I read Big Joe B’s “Triple Crown of Global Cooling,” which would be combined with the two above, the world gets a few very large volcanic eruptions sending jetsam into the Stratosphere. Who knows?

      What I do know is, the CO2 alarmunism crowd have been wrong, 100% of the time.

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