March 2013 Archives

Could this be the first May ice out in 15 years?

It's starting to look like this could be the first May ice out in 15 years - the last time was May 8th, in 1997.

The current weather forecast for the coming week at the East gate shows -13°C, -14°C, and -11°C for this coming Tue, Wed, and Thu night - ouch!

Gord has "a quick update from the North" over on the Algonquin Outfitters blog.

Where is spring?

Hello everyone! Sorry for the late start this year - I'm in the midst of a very busy time at work and haven't had time to focus on ice out. Maybe it's also because IT'S STILL WINTER! Snow in Toronto on March 21st?!? Sub-zero temps on Canoe Lake, with no real March warm spell to speak of? Certainly a different-looking spring from recent years. Last year the ice went out four days from now! This year, not so much ;-) Gord over at Algonquin Outfitters has his first post of the season up - so if I'm too quiet you can always head over there for a fix ;-) (The AO blog has moved since last year - it is now here:

Ice-out 2013 begins!


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