Freeze-up Watch 2015 (false colour) - Dec 28

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Satellite image of ice freeze-up on Temagami, Timiskaming, Wanapitei and Nipissing lakes.
Ever seen a winter like this? Wondering why satellite images weren't posted earlier? There were none. Not a single view through the clouds since December 7. And then only a crack that revealed no ice -- anywhere.

There was a short bout of ice on small lakes around November 28 but it couldn't survive the weather reversal.

And here we are, post-Christmas, with the first wink of a view, much in shadow, of the big lakes and a detectable creep of ice into Temagami.

Lakes are frozen to the north, including Sucker Gut, and Timiskaming is beginning freeze-up at its north end.

Last year the freeze-up was December 29. Bob Farr's prediction on the previous page has come to pass.


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)
Image courtesy of NASA/NOAA                                                 Posted Dec 29, 2015

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