Freeze-up Watch 2016 (false colour) - Dec 25

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Satellite image of freeze-up in Temagami

Image courtesy of NASA/NOAA                                                 Posted Dec 26, 2016

A great image today caught by using false colour to cut through the clouds. The open lakes are labelled. Remarkably little has changed from December 18 as the warm weather continues. On Lake Temagami, the Northeast Arm is closed, as is most of the Southwest and Northwest arms.


Black open water or thin, clear ice
Dull/ dark blue thin ice with little or no snow cover
Bright turquoise thick ice, snow-covered ice or snow on unforested land  (e.g. clearcuts, farmland)

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