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 has 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[edit]

Climate data for Lady Franklin Point
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high humidex −5.4 −5.0 −7.1 4.0 6.0 16.5 23.8 20.9 13.5 6.1 −1.0 −4.3 23.8
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)
21.1
(70)
13.9
(57)
6.1
(43)
14.4
(57.9)
−4.0
(24.8)
22.8
(73)
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)
−9.07
(15.68)
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)
6.8
(44.2)
6.3
(43.3)
1.4
(34.5)
−7.3
(18.9)
−20.0
(−4)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−12.36
(9.75)
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)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−29.8
(−21.6)
−15.68
(3.78)
Record low °C (°F) −46.1
(−51)
−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)
−44.4
(−47.9)
−46.1
(−51)
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
(0.185)
4.8
(0.189)
4.2
(0.165)
4.4
(0.173)
5.0
(0.197)
10.8
(0.425)
20.6
(0.811)
20.6
(0.811)
19.5
(0.768)
16.1
(0.634)
6.4
(0.252)
4.2
(0.165)
121.2
(4.772)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.5
(0.059)
9.4
(0.37)
20.6
(0.811)
19.9
(0.783)
14.8
(0.583)
0.9
(0.035)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
67.0
(2.638)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 4.7
(1.85)
4.8
(1.89)
4.2
(1.65)
4.4
(1.73)
3.5
(1.38)
1.4
(0.55)
0.0
(0)
0.8
(0.31)
4.7
(1.85)
15.3
(6.02)
6.4
(2.52)
4.2
(1.65)
54.3
(21.38)
Avg. precipitation days 3.4 3 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.6 7.0 8.2 8.1 8.5 4.8 4.0 61.0
Avg. rainy days 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.05 0.77 2.9 7.0 8.1 5.5 0.67 0.0 0.0 24.8
Avg. snowy days 3.4 3.0 3.3 3.6 2.9 0.95 0.0 0.45 3.0 8.0 4.8 4.0 37.4
Source: 1971-2000 Environment Canada[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lady Franklin Point". The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. bartleby.com. 2000. 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 CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000. Retrieved 22 June 2011.

Coordinates: 68°28′59″N 113°14′59″W / 68.48306°N 113.24972°W / 68.48306; -113.24972 (Lady Franklin Point)