Can you believe the time has arrived for ice updates?
Reports from colleagues North of the Border confirmed while Kenora has sections of open water, many of it is still up to 3 feet thick and takes ~6 weeks to fully melt.
The Weather Networks long-term forecast is for temperatures to remain slightly above normal – meaning faster than normal thawing. That would put KaBeeLo on a track to possibly be up and at’em in time for the opener!
A local “icecaptain” from “Lake of the Woods Ice Patrol” provides regular updates and has compiled a great graph displaying historical ice-out periods since 2003. From the image below you can see that 2014 was an anomaly to say the least….
Stay tuned for more updates.