Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Beautiful spring weather across Northwest Ontario
All regions of Northwestern Ontario are getting beautiful spring weather now.
Daytime temperatures are as high as the low teens Celsius (50s F) and in Red Lake, at least, there are supposed to be some nights ahead where it doesn't go below freezing.
This is great news for the spring thaw but alas, there is a long way to go.
Hugh Carlson of Viking Island Lodge and Outposts said on the radio today that there is at least 32 inches of ice on the lakes.
So when will spring breakup occur?
No one can tell yet but since it is now April 14 and there is 32 inches of ice out there it's guaranteed not to be an early-record which, for Red Lake was April 22.
Hugh was optimistic that it would be gone by the start of walleye season, May 16.
All that matters is the weather from now until then.
Meanwhile, as you can see in the photos, some people (like Brenda) are catching some rays by breaking out the lawn chairs and putting their feet up on snowdrifts.
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