Break-up Watch 2013 - April 27

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Satellite image of ice break-up over lakes Timiskaming, Temagami, Nipissing and Wanapitei

Satellite image of ice break-up over lakes Timiskaming, Temagami, Nipissing and Wanapitei

Images courtesy of NASA/NOAA


Open water is expanding on lakes Nipissing, Timiskaming and Wanapitei. There is now open water in the north basin of Lady Evelyn Lake. The medium- and small-sized lakes in Temagami are going as break-up accelerates with this warm weather.
 

       KEY

 
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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