U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Weather
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-18-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
9,689 posts, read 11,045,595 times
Reputation: 4054

Advertisements

I agree with Cambium.. I think the new inland sea would be a cold body of water because the water would flow from the arctic to the gulf of mexico. It would kind of be like the humboldt current in South America. There would be a moderating effect and places right along the coast would be oceanic but they would be cold oceanic for their latitude.
Somewhere like Nebraska (40N) would have summer and winter temps of 20/13 and 5/0 respectively.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-18-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: London, UK
9,992 posts, read 9,495,364 times
Reputation: 3473
But it could work either way couldn't it? The arctic would avtually warm up even be ice free in summer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
9,689 posts, read 11,045,595 times
Reputation: 4054
Quote:
Originally Posted by P London View Post
But it could work either way couldn't it? The arctic would avtually warm up even be ice free in summer.
Probably but the water would still be cold though... and you would probably have icebergs travel down the north south corridor during spring melt after the arctic ocean freezes every winter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: London, UK
9,992 posts, read 9,495,364 times
Reputation: 3473
Hmm maybe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
9,689 posts, read 11,045,595 times
Reputation: 4054
A good analog of this north south sea would be Hudson Bay. It produces near arctic conditions at 50N due to the very cold water. It basically would be like a Hudson Bay but extending much further south and connecting with the Gulf.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
550 posts, read 419,026 times
Reputation: 254
Climates of some places on the coast of the Hudson Bay:

Churchill, Manitoba at 58N on the southwest coast has a mean of -27C/-16F in Jan and 12C/53F.6F in July, two months average over 10C
Churchill, Manitoba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Moosonee, Ontario 12 km south of the Hudson Bay at 51N has a mean of -21C/-5F in Jan and 15.4C/60F in July, three months average over 10C
Moosonee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kuujjuarapik, Quebec at 55N on the east coast has a mean of -23C/-10F in Jan and 11.4C/52.5F in August, two months average over 10C.
Kuujjuarapik, Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sanikiluaq, Nunavut at 56.5N on an island in the southern portion of the bay has a mean of about -25C/-31F in Feb and about 10C/50F in July and August.


Some places on the shores of lake superior:

Marathon, Ontario on the northeast shore at 48.75N, Jan mean -15C/5F, Jul mean 16C/61F, 4 months over 10C.
Marathon, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wawa, Ontario on the northeast shore at 48.0N, Jan mean -15C/5F, Aug mean 14.9C/58.8F, 4 months over 10C.
Wawa, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Grand Marais, MN on the northwest shore at 47.75N, Jan mean 14F/-10C, Aug mean 62F/16.7C, 4 months over 10C.
GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - Climate Summary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:11 PM
 
25,060 posts, read 22,182,881 times
Reputation: 11578
ANyone think this inland sea would produce lake effect snow similar to how the Sea of Japan does during winter? The Western coast of Japan in the northern half produces the most phenomenal snowfall in the whole world
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
20,695 posts, read 18,651,203 times
Reputation: 3107
America would have warm winters.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
184,395 posts, read 75,091,342 times
Reputation: 129056
Looks like ranching could be replaced with commercial fishing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2013, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
2,892 posts, read 3,107,998 times
Reputation: 680
Why is my precious home state underwater!!! Put it back right now!!! Make us a big island chain if you want like the bahamas but don't sink us!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Weather
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top