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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
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.
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