Tuesday, 12 April 2016

 Kineras Bay froze over Sunday night with 4" of fresh snow.  There is now about 8" of snow on the ground.  Most of the ice drifted off yesterday afternoon.  I saw a boat go by in the channel so I know the channel is open into town.  I expect most of the ice and snow to be gone by this weekend if the favourable weather forecast holds up.  Taken Apr.12/16

Saturday, 9 April 2016

 A few shots of Kineras bay.  The temperature was -12c this morning with a high of -6 this afternoon.  A stiff easterly wind prevented the bay from refreezing.  Taken Apr9/16

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Winter is back.  8" of snow and rain fell in the last 24 hours.  I was into town on Tuesday by boat.  The channel was free of ice except for areas of refreeze which had melted by the afternoon.  I recommend not trying to come out this weekend.  The weather is going to cool down and all this slushy snow will freeze solid making conditions hazardous.  You have to respect the weather especially during the off season.  The long term weather indicates that the April 15th weekend will have favourable weather.

Monday, 4 April 2016

The channel is ice free from Kineras Bay to open water.  This shows the range on Beauty Is.  Taken Ape.4/16
 The mouth of Redner Bay.  A lot of back bays are still iced over.  taken Apr.4/16
 Some views of Kineras Bay.  The ice continues to recede despite the cold temperatures.  Taken Apr.4/16

Sunday, 3 April 2016

The view from my place on Kineras Bay showing the ice regression.  It's -11c right now.  Taken Apr.3/16

Saturday, 2 April 2016

This ice is 1 1/2 to 2" thick.  I saw a boat heading west through the channel this afternoon.  Taken Apr.2/16

Friday, 1 April 2016

 The ice on Kineras Bay is getting thin.  The cold weather expected this weekend will thicken it up.  The water level is high for this time of year.  The end of March is typically the yearly low.  The end of July is the yearly high.  The water right now is about 6" below last years high.  I think the water will be 6" to 12" higher than last year.   Taken Apr.1/16