Saturday, December 21, 2013


The winter solstice is upon us, which means today is the shortest day of the year.  From here, the days lengthen, the light changes and the earth begins the slow creep toward spring, though today is the fist day of winter.
What a different year it has been for early winter weather.  In both 2011 and 2012, we had open water on the lake this time of year.  The snowfall has been unbelievable and the temperatures have plummeted.  We will have a warm up for Christmas it seems, but the snow will remain, with much more in the forecast.


Friday, December 20, 2013

From the Weather Book

 It's been an unreasonably cold and snowy December and we are certain to have a white Christmas!

December 5
Snowy morning.

December 6
A bit of a warm up.  Water over the ice.

December 7
Cold again, with snow in the evening.

December 8
Light snow.

December 9
Wind and snow.

December 10
Piles and piles of snow! Still under a snow squall warning.

December 11

December 12

December 14
Flurries most of the day.

December 15
-25C in the morning.

December 16

December 19
Much warmer, and much easier to keep the house warm!  -5C.