DECEMBER 26, 2012
With the continuing deep freeze our benchmark lake for freeze-up, Temagami, is frozen.
Yesterday only Ferguson Bay on the lake remained open. Today, we see no open water on the satellite image and call today as freeze-up.
Lakes Wanapitei and Timiskaming remain open as they normally ice over later. Smoothwater's condition is not detectable.
BACKGROUND: Recent freeze-up dates
SATELLITE IMAGES: December 26
DECEMBER 25, 2012
With a steady decline in temperature and a drop off in wind, freeze-up took a leap forward on the big lakes. Lakes Timiskaming, Wanapitei and Temagami, the regular laggards, are open, but they are joined by an unusual companion: northern Smoothwater.
SATELLITE IMAGES: December 25
DECEMBER 24, 2012
Freeze-up on the big lakes has actually reversed somewhat over the last ten days or so, slowing everything down.
SATELLITE IMAGES: December 22-23
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Stealing peaks between a parade of clouds, we can see progess.
SATELLITE IMAGES: December 11-12
DECEMBER 9, 2012
A brief parting of the clouds reveals minor progress, most obvious on Lake Nipissing.
SATELLITE IMAGE: December 9
DECEMBER 7, 2012
The small lakes are frozen, leaving the usual big-water laggards: Temagami, Obabika, Timiskaming, Wanapitei, Nipissing, Lady Evelyn lower basin, Smoothwater and Anima Nipissing.
Cloud cover has blocked all satellite imagery for over a week.
Bill Fox has posted on his blog ice-side photos from Gowganda in the northern end of the Temagami region.
SATELLITE IMAGE: November 30
WATER-VIIEW IMAGES: Bill Fox blog from Gowganda
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