The main weather stories in Terrace, BC for January 2019: Higher than average temperature Higher than average precipitation Lots of rain (at least for January) Temperature: January temperature was the 8th warmest on record, averaging +0.3°C, which is 4.0°C warmer than the 1971-2000 baseline climate. Most of the month had temperatures well above average with […]» Continue reading "Is This Weather Normal? – January 2019"
The weather in Terrace, BC for 2018 can be summed up in a few primary stories: A winter story: Higher than average snowfall at low elevations. A temperature story: Warmer than average, and with the 3rd warmest summer on record. A summer/fall drought story: Record-setting dry conditions from July through October. But first, some annual […]» Continue reading "Is This Weather Normal? – 2018 Overview"
Have you ever wondered if the weather yesterday, last week, or this past month was “normal”? Starting in the coming days, “Is This Weather Normal?” will become a regular blog topic at GlacierChange.org. This series of posts will focus on the weather of Terrace – a town of some 12,000 in the Coast Mountains of […]» Continue reading "Is This Weather Normal? – Introduction"
This photo pair shows the Gilkey Glacier (main glacier in the valley) in southeast Alaska. It’s hard to get a sense of the enormity of this scene. The distance from the photo location to where the glacier curves around the corner to the left is ~10 km. The amount of thinning of the glacier surface […]» Continue reading "Gilkey Glacier, AK – 30 Years of Thinning"
By Matt Beedle The longest continuous record of annual length change for a North America glacier now stands at 55 years (1959-2013). In 2013 Castle Creek Glacier retreated 26.3 meters, the fifth largest annual measurement since 1959. Total 1959-2013 retreat now stands at 803 m, with an average annual rate of 14.6 m. Annual length […]» Continue reading "Castle Creek Glacier – 55 Years of Retreat"