Good news for Western Hudson Bay polar bears that have been getting into trouble in Churchill, Manitoba: the seasons looks to be almost over. Only a few more days of “Polar Bear Week” likely remain, as sea ice will build along the shoreline in response to severe cold and the north winds expected later today.
This morning near Churchill, from one of the tundra buggies, post at Explore.org:
Sea ice at 7 November, will be updated so check back:
Ice forming all the way into James Bay (Southern Hudson Bay), as shown by the daily ice concentration charts for 7 November 2017 (Northern and Southern Hudson Bay) of ice thicker than 15 cm:
Last year in the week before bears left for the ice, with a north wind forecast:
And in 2015, the week before polar bear season ended:
First week in November in 2015: