Last Great March- 10 March 17


Weather Forecast - The last great March  -North Pole 2017
Date: 10 March 2017
Start time: 08 March 2017
Start location: Ward Hunt Island 83.08/-74.14
Latest position: 83.08/-74.14

General situation
- the favorable influence of the high pressure is slowly being pushed away and instead the influence of a frontal depression will become predominant.
- this feature will push significantly warmer, hence moister air towards Ward Hunt.
- so the extreme low temperatures will gradually rise and by tomorrow 12-18utc the mercury should show values around -25C

Weather Forecast
Day 1: 10 March
- weather: the day might start still with some open sky but soon more clouds move in, they will thicken up as the day continues eventually solidly overcast with outbreaks of snow grains the following night
- wind: SW 2-6kt - after 15/18utc slightly increasing becoming SW 4-8kt
- temperatures: temperatures are gradually rising: ms42C (ms44F) at 12utc towards ms30C (ms22F) 24 hours later
- ice drift: weak in a ENE to NE’ly direction but in general hardly any movement

Day 2: 11 March
- weather: mainly very cloudy to overcast with slight and intermittent outbreaks of precip/snow grains
- wind: SSW 4-8kt - after 15utc becoming weak to calm
- temperatures: further rising up to ms24/ms26C (ms11/ms15F)
- ice drift: weak in a NNE to NE’ly direction but still in general hardly any movement

Day 3: 128 March
- weather: again the cloudiness will be thinner allowing weak sunny spells. take in account again lower temperatures and freezing fog patches, especially near open leads
- wind: weak to calm from variable directions
- temperatures: ms28/ms30C (ms18/ms22F)
- ice drift: hardly any movement

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