Sunday, March 25, 2012

Clear skies and no ice.

The sky was clear Sunday and there is no snow or ice to be seen.
Which is pretty incredible for the month of March. Alot of yard work is being done early. It was the sort of day that you just had to be outside even if it was a bit chilly in the wind. Sure makes it hard to ski however!
I've never seen Daffidills in March before.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Breakup in Bayfield Wisconsin

Pancake ice in the channel between Bayfield and Madeline island shows the early spring.
No ice road this year to the island. The Ferry boats ran all winter this year.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Waterfall season starts early

A trip to Amnicon Falls State Park in Wisconsin shows the results of the snow melt. The waterfall was flowing strong. The meltdown is early this year due to the unusual warm weather.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Quite possible the shortest winter in my history. March might set a warm temp record.

Call it climate change, climate cycles, altered jet stream or a fluke. It doesn't matter as it's happening. I must say it has me excited way ahead of time for spring and summer activities.

I did manage to ski twice. I would have liked to have gone again but then again I am pleased about not running the snow blower but once. I put it away last weekend and dumped the expensive gas into the car. The bears could be out of their dens early this year. I'd keep off the ice now if you want to fish. Doesn't seem to be worth the risk. This shot down at Canal Park says it all.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Better late then never, winter is here!

Snowfall depths in the area after recent storms.