Metamorphosis of snow and ice, part 2

Alright. It’s time for part dieu, before this whole wintery-theme is going to be “the snows of the past winter” (“menneen talven lumia”) as we say in Finnish. So, before the idea melts away like the snow already did (as we observed in part 1), let’s proceed to the sea ice melt.

In Finland, some people wait for the summer the whole year. We kinda start to wait for it when we are barely finished with the last one. That’s probably one reason why we are so eager to monitor signs of the spring, starting already in the early months of the year. After spring, there will always be summer (no matter how short or cold :’D)!

Sea ice melt at 65 degrees north

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April 2, 2018
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April 9, 2018 (Now that’s a pretty-looking weather!)
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April 22, 2018
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May 1, 2018
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May 6, 2018
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May 13, 2018 (And voilà – there’s the sea!)

 

P.S. This year we are having a ‘heat-wave’ that started by the end of April-beginning of May.  So, it is not that usual spotting the sea this early (beginning of May)! Perhaps, this is the sign of a very hot summer. Who knows. We are just excited and waiting for it 😀

 

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