Lady Franklin Point

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Lady Franklin Point is a landform in the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut. It is located on southwestern Victoria Island in the Coronation Gulf by Austin Bay at the eastern entrance of Dolphin and Union Strait. [1]

The Point is uninhabited but still had an active North Warning System. Originally part of the Distant Early Warning Line in the Northwest Territories, the site is known as PIN-3. [2] On 10 January 2000 the unmanned site caught fire and was almost totally destroyed. [3]

Named after Jane Griffin, Lady Franklin, it was the historical area of Nagyuktogmiut, a Copper Inuit subgroup. [4]

Climate

Climate data for Lady Franklin Point
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high humidex −5.4−5.0−7.14.06.016.523.820.913.56.1−1.0−4.323.8
Record high °C (°F)−4.4
(24.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
5.2
(41.4)
9.2
(48.6)
18.0
(64.4)
22.8
(73.0)
21.1
(70.0)
13.9
(57.0)
6.1
(43.0)
14.4
(57.9)
−4.0
(24.8)
22.8
(73.0)
Average high °C (°F)−25.1
(−13.2)
−26.6
(−15.9)
−23.6
(−10.5)
−14.4
(6.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
5.7
(42.3)
10.4
(50.7)
9.0
(48.2)
3.4
(38.1)
−4.6
(23.7)
−16.5
(2.3)
−23.1
(−9.6)
−9.1
(15.7)
Daily mean °C (°F)−28.6
(−19.5)
−30.1
(−22.2)
−27.4
(−17.3)
−18.8
(−1.8)
−6.9
(19.6)
2.8
(37.0)
6.8
(44.2)
6.3
(43.3)
1.4
(34.5)
−7.3
(18.9)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−12.4
(9.8)
Average low °C (°F)−32.3
(−26.1)
−33.7
(−28.7)
−31.2
(−24.2)
−23.1
(−9.6)
−10.5
(13.1)
−0.1
(31.8)
3.1
(37.6)
3.6
(38.5)
−0.6
(30.9)
−10.0
(14.0)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−29.8
(−21.6)
−15.7
(3.8)
Record low °C (°F)−46.1
(−51.0)
−45.6
(−50.1)
−44.4
(−47.9)
−41.5
(−42.7)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−14.4
(6.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−13.1
(8.4)
−30.2
(−22.4)
−37.8
(−36.0)
−44.4
(−47.9)
−46.1
(−51.0)
Record low wind chill −67.4−62.9−62.0−56.0−38.3−21.2−8.4−9.4−20.3−40.8−50.0−57.5−67.4
Average precipitation mm (inches)4.7
(0.19)
4.8
(0.19)
4.2
(0.17)
4.4
(0.17)
5.0
(0.20)
10.8
(0.43)
20.6
(0.81)
20.6
(0.81)
19.5
(0.77)
16.1
(0.63)
6.4
(0.25)
4.2
(0.17)
121.2
(4.77)
Average rainfall mm (inches)0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
1.5
(0.06)
9.4
(0.37)
20.6
(0.81)
19.9
(0.78)
14.8
(0.58)
0.9
(0.04)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
67.0
(2.64)
Average snowfall cm (inches)4.7
(1.9)
4.8
(1.9)
4.2
(1.7)
4.4
(1.7)
3.5
(1.4)
1.4
(0.6)
0.0
(0.0)
0.8
(0.3)
4.7
(1.9)
15.3
(6.0)
6.4
(2.5)
4.2
(1.7)
54.3
(21.4)
Average precipitation days3.433.33.73.63.67.08.28.18.54.84.061.0
Average rainy days0.00.00.00.050.772.97.08.15.50.670.00.024.8
Average snowy days3.43.03.33.62.90.950.00.453.08.04.84.037.4
Source: 1971-2000 Environment and Climate Change Canada [5]

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References

  1. "Lady Franklin Point". The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. bartleby.com. 2000. Archived from the original on 23 November 2005. Retrieved 3 November 2008.
  2. Pin-3
  3. Fire destroys North Warning System radar station
  4. Stefansson, V. (30 December 1914). "Prehistoric and Present Commerce among the Arctic Coast Eskimo". Geological Survey Museum Bulletin. 6: 14.
  5. Environment and Climate Change CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000. Retrieved 26 December 2019.

Coordinates: 68°29′N113°15′W / 68.483°N 113.250°W / 68.483; -113.250 (Lady Franklin Point) [1]

  1. "Lady Franklin Point". Geographical Names Data Base . Natural Resources Canada.