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Central Ontario snow storm
« on: December 14, 2013, 09:44:08 pm »
We have been getting blasted for five days now with Lake Effect Snow. I was in the Bracebridge area and the snow was up to my thighs. And the below freezing temps have had the smaller lakes freeze over. some are venturing out on the speck lakes for fishing. The swamps and creeks have not frozen over so route selection is confined to land. Great time to investigate new camping locations.
I'll be out over the Xmas holidays.
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Re: Central Ontario snow storm
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 02:10:57 pm »
I wanna see some photos!   :)
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Re: Central Ontario snow storm
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 08:52:34 pm »
This was the other day as I explored a winter camping spot for New Years Eve. There was so much snow back there.



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Re: Central Ontario snow storm
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 10:06:24 pm »
RR

That is some serious amount of snow you are breaking trail through with your snowmobile. 

We finally got a good amount of snow down on the North Shore of Lake Ontario (Oshawa).  Nothing like what you showed in the picture. 

Looking forward to a great winter camping season.

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Re: Central Ontario snow storm
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 08:16:33 am »
It actually doesn't show the true depth. There is probably a good 1.5-2' under the snowmobile  which it is floating on.

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Re: Central Ontario snow storm
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 05:33:57 pm »
I was surprised to see Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie complete iced over this weekend. I have been here ten years and it is usually not until mid January that it will freeze over. A lot of the ice blew in from the main part of the lake with those easterly winds that came with the storm but it is all piled up in the west end. The rest of the bay is covered. Not thick and there are a few pockets of open water but this is unusual for this early. It will be interesting to see if it actually stays.
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Re: Central Ontario snow storm
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 06:43:18 pm »
It used to freeze before Christmas but it seems those days are gone. Sure would like to see a return of that weather.

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Re: Central Ontario snow storm
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 05:57:23 am »
In Central Massachusetts we now have a foot of snow, and my local pond had 4-1/2 inches of ice the other day. Shaping up to be a great winter! Can't wait to strap on the snowshoes.
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Re: Central Ontario snow storm
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013, 07:47:40 pm »
More and more snow. Talking rain tonight.

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