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ICE-OUT on Deer Lake, 2012
March 17: Warm days and nights bring foggy mornings.
March 18: Snow all gone; looks like more skating and iceboating (like last spring)?
March 18: Thin ice near shore makes access dicey.
March 19: An ice ridge out from the southwest shore. Photo by Rich Anderson
March 19: View from far west shore, east toward point off East Thorpe Ave. Photo by Rich Anderson
March 23: More morning fog rising from the wet ice.
March 24: Still at least a foot thick in the middle, but darker surface means melting.
March 25: Colder night brings a frosty surface.
March 25: frost melts back to dark ice; and the wind begins to howl!.. from the south.
March 28: after 2 days of heavy south winds pushing ice onto north shore, the morning breaks with the ice well receded and on the way OUT south!
No major damange reproted...yet;
On the next day, March 29, the little remaining ice was embelished with some snow!
March 31: Thin ice with open areas and shoreland ice piles.
April 1: Looking just to the west of our usual view of Christmas Point, the east end of Bear Island can be seen. Only a few remaining ice patches shrink by the minute as breezes buffet them about the open water, crashing into shore here and there. And later that day:
Official time: 2:45pm, April 1, 2012: a new record Ice-Out on Deer Lake.