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NWS: Sea Ice Lows in Alaska Made This Winter ‘Unprecedented’

Shishmaref Sea Ice. (Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM)
Shishmaref Sea Ice. (Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM)

Rick Thoman, the National Weather Service manager for the Alaska region, recently joined KNOM’s Exchange program to recap the winter of 2017-2018 in Western Alaska — and what made it “unprecedented” compared to other winters in recorded history.


Resources and related links: get more information and submit weather observations:

Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States

Alaska Sea Ice Program, National Weather Service

Image at top: file photo: sea ice and the snowy shoreline near Shishmaref. Photo: Maddie Winchester, KNOM.

April 2nd satellite photo of sea ice coverage in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Photo Credit: Rick Thoman, NWS (2018)
April 2nd satellite photo of sea ice coverage in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Photo Credit: Rick Thoman, NWS (2018)

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