Ice, Derby

Hi All,

The first pic is from the deck first thing this morning and these next two Ashley took mid morning. I’m assuming we had a little rain sometime during the night to have all this water on the surface. Temperature was 50 at midnight and after dropping a little came back up to that early afternoon but that wouldn’t make it look like this.

John E. measured the thickness yesterday and found 6” where there was 22” last year. In many places the ice is looking very porous which happens just before it disappears. The fishing derby has been rescheduled from this coming weekend to the one following but without some bitter cold weather to firm up the ice, they may be out of luck this year. We have “normal” temperatures forecast for the next week, “normal” meaning low 20’s at night and low 30’s during the day, and I doubt that is enough make it safe. I don’t know what all this means for Lord Dunmore and the ice out contest, it’s hard to have a contest if the ice goes out before the contest gets up to speed. I’ll keep you posted on that one.