Thursday, June 2, 2016

Updated Ice Chart as boat heads North

Here is an updated ice chart from today.  Ice extent in the google map tracker is updated as well (New one is now bold red, last week's forecast is thin grey.  As you can see, the ice extending a little further south, but the good news is it doesn't extend nearly as far west as it did last week, so once the boat gets west of 43deg W it can go as far north as it wants.
Weather discussion from Ken today suggested they start great circle route from this evening, getting north sooner rather than later to avoid the worst of a low pressure system forming off the mid atlantic states as we speak that should cross behind them sometime middle of next week.

-- Gram

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