LONG-RANGE ICE OUTLOOK EASTERN ARCTIC (1963)
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Extensive evaluation of available information indicates that present ice conditions in the Labrador Sea and along the Newfoundland coast are nearly similar to those observed in 1959 the analogous year in the Thule approaches is 1956. Goose Bay and Itivdleq are expected to open later than normal, whereas Thule and Sondrestrom will open earlier than normal. Kulusuk should open near the normal dates. In terms of the 1962 ice season, it is expected that Goose Bay and Thule will open about the same time as last year, whereas Sondrestrom and Itivdleq will open slightly later than they did in 1962. Kulusuk should be open to escorted shipping about a week earlier than last but will not be able to receive unescorted shipping until mid-August, about 15 days later than in 1962.
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