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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2016, 3:12 pm 
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It's going to be +6 here in Huntsville tomorrow, and it was +7 yesterday!

http://www.muskokaonline.com/Start/Loca ... fault.aspx

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Police Issue Warning to Stay Off the Ice
In the wake of a tragic weekend that claimed the lives of three snowmobilers on frozen waterways, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs are warning snowmobilers about unsafe ice and urging everyone, including anglers to stay off lakes and rivers.
In one incident over the weekend, four snowmobilers went through the ice on a lake in the Haliburton region and one of them drowned. In another incident, a snowmobiler and his passenger were travelling on a Georgian Bay area lake and died after reportedly colliding with rocks on an island. The ice was too unsafe to get to the victims by ground and they had to be recovered by helicopter.
The OPP is warning that No ice is 100 per cent safe
The winter’s late start and persisting mild temperatures throughout the province make current ice conditions extremely dangerous. Even when sufficient ice forms, it is never 100 per cent safe to snowmobile on. Staying off the ice altogether is the only sure way to prevent snowmobile tragedies from occurring on waterways and putting first responders lives at risk.


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2016, 6:26 pm 
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I was hoping to go skating on one of the small inlets off Lake Ontario near Darlington Provincial Park. Went out yesterday to check it out and the ice is actually receding from the shoreline in places.

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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2016, 7:08 pm 
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As always, I have impeccable timing, and purchased all of my winter camping gear last month. Such a lame excuse for a winter in Ontario this year.

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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2016, 9:01 pm 
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Was out Brook trout fishing on Sunday on Runaround Lk west of Eels Lake , north of Apsley
The part of the lake we were on only had aprox. 8 inches of ice, 6" of good ice . This time last year it was 24-30 inches

We never ventured out into deeper parts of the lake ,the areas we were on would have had 4' of water if we had gone thru.

Usually catch brookies in 2' of water or less close too shore , so we had no need to walk out into deeper parts of the lake

As always we caught something on this well stocked lake


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2016, 5:30 am 
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tearknee wrote:
As always, I have impeccable timing, and purchased all of my winter camping gear last month. Such a lame excuse for a winter in Ontario this year.


TOTALLY! I bought fancy new snowshoes which I have been waiting for years to buy and ... looks like there may be one or two days in early March I'll be able to use them :-? :-?

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/updated-winter-forecast-will-the-season-make-a-comeback/63082/

Maybe there will be some good deals to be had on winter camping gear.


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2016, 11:43 am 
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redstart mouser wrote:
tearknee wrote:
As always, I have impeccable timing, and purchased all of my winter camping gear last month. Such a lame excuse for a winter in Ontario this year.


TOTALLY! I bought fancy new snowshoes which I have been waiting for years to buy and ... looks like there may be one or two days in early March I'll be able to use them :-? :-?

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/updated-winter-forecast-will-the-season-make-a-comeback/63082/

Maybe there will be some good deals to be had on winter camping gear.



A lot of the winter gear is probably still on the stores shelves ,, should be some good sales at years end


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2016, 12:19 pm 
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snowmobile clearances abound. Worse the maple sap has started flowing.. a month and a half early.


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2016, 1:28 pm 
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Arthur Mometer says it is 15.3 degrees C in Hamilton right now.
And the three leading US Republican candidates don't believe in climate change.


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2016, 1:50 pm 
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but do believe in groundhogs as meteorologists..


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2016, 4:28 pm 
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Today is officially the warmest day in February in Toronto EVER. Stupid fake winter garbage

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PostPosted: February 6th, 2016, 6:26 pm 
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What a stunning sight...Lake Simcoe ... wide open water.

Hard to remember that this is FEBRUARY!

Check out the satellite images.

http://weather.gc.ca/data/satellite/hrp ... ir_100.jpg

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PostPosted: February 7th, 2016, 8:07 am 
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These guys believed in February

http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/car ... winterfest

I am totally flabbergasted where the event organizers/parking lot managers heads may have been located too. When there is an ice event we are told where on the ice to park..


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PostPosted: February 7th, 2016, 8:48 am 
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Another snowmobiler died yesterday. The news this morning said that alcohol was a factor. I just don't understand how common sense doesn't out weigh danger. If you drink don't drive anything, and as my father says "not even a wheel barrel!!!". Yesterday I was tempted in Algonquin to walk on Lake of Two Rivers but decided not to chance it. Not this year.

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PostPosted: February 7th, 2016, 4:23 pm 
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Report on ice road conditions in north western Ontario. Usually these roads are passable by the end of December, some concerns that they may not be viable at all this year or at best for a very short period of time.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat ... e28628410/

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PostPosted: February 9th, 2016, 11:17 am 
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Also Wisconsin, Lake Geneva...



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