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Offline jimmay

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winter conditions information
« on: December 17, 2012, 09:05:02 am »
Besides winter camping I also like to ice fish. Over the years I have collected links to several informative sites with information on snow and ice conditions around southern Ontario. Here is my list, please add your sites also.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/snow/indexON/CAON0470?CAON0470[u
http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/app/WsvPrdCanQry.cfm?CanID=11080&Lang=eng
http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/ontario/o2.html
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/conditions/index.shtml
http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.cgi/modis?region=o&page=1

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Re: winter conditions information
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 05:33:00 pm »
I talk to alot of the guys in the area I want to go to get live conditions. I've been on most of those sites and they are good as a guideline. Mine are most tf the fishing forms though. I do like the satelite view but you can't tell the thickness. I have a few early ice spots and as soon as the temp drops I start watching the temp for that area. I know a week of -5C has fishable ice for me.

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Re: winter conditions information
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 06:56:21 pm »
Thanks for the links. There are some areas I go to that I can get info from people that live nearby but for many places I would like to go I think I would have to rely on this online data.  What ravinerat said about knowing past temperatures had me looking up these links:

Climate data for U.S.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/
Canada:
http://www.climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/climateData/canada_e.html

And of course U.S. and part of Canada Interactive Snow Map:
http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html