Freeze-up Watch 2009 (false colour) - December 27

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Satellite image of ice freeze-up in Temagami, 2009

Posted Sun Dec 27, 2009                                                                         Photo: NASA/NOAA

Lake Temagami still open

With daytime highs since Christmas Day reaching 0 C, freeze-up on Lake Temagami has stalled.

The same five open waters, revealed in this gap in the clouds, remain: South Arm southeast of Narrows Island, Hub from Cattle Island to Sand Point, Northwest Arm above Sand Point, Rabbitnose Island, and Devil's Bay.

The Ottawa River and lakes Timiskaming and Wanapitei are also open.



Black open water or thin, clear ice
Dull/ dark blue thin ice with little or no snow cover
Bright turquoise thick ice, snow-covered ice or snow on unforested land  (e.g. clearcuts, farmland)

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