Daily Archives: February 22, 2016

Spring sea ice prediction by CIS for Atlantic Canada 2016 vs. observations

The Canadian Ice Service prediction for spring ice coverage for Atlantic Canada in 2016, released 1 December 2015, would be as extensive as 2014 and 2015 or greater.

Their expected ice coverage for 19 February 2016 is copied below (CIS fig. 3):

2016 Newfoundland Ice outlook for 19 Feb 2016_at Dec 1 2015

In my December 2015 post that reported this prediction, I compared it to past ice coverage at 19 February. But that date is now past: how does the predicted ice coverage compare to reality (i.e., observations)? Have a look below.
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