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Air Temperature

Considering the period from 1976 to 2007, the average air temperature in Pond Inlet has shown a strong warming trend, gaining 0.7°C per decade.

 

Summer and fall temperatures in Pond Inlet have also shown a strong warming trend. The average summer temperatures in Pond Inlet have been increasing by 0.7°C every ten years for a gain of 2.1°C over the last 30 years. Fall temperatures have increased by 1.5°C every decade for a gain of 4.5°C since 1976. Spring air temperature showed a weak warming trend with an increase of 0.7°C every ten years. For the winter, there was no noticeable trend.

 

Precipitation

There is a great variability in the amount of precipitation, either rain or snow, received each year by Pond Inlet. Over the last 30 years, the amount of snow falling on Pond Inlet during the fall months has demonstrated a weak decreasing trend, decreasing by an average of 10.5 cm per decade. No other trends are detectable for precipitation in Pond Inlet. It is however interesting to note that with 171.6 mm of summer rainfall, 2002 was the wettest season in the past 30years.