Wednesday January 6th, 2021

Greetings and welcome!

We had frost in the trees again Monday. It was just killing me that I didn’t bring the camera while travelling to and from work. The frost in the trees looked like a Christmas card. It was really something. I tried with the phone camera but it just didn’t comprehend the picture being taken and the pictures came out over sharpened and cartoonish.

The frost in the trees took a day off Tuesday but will likely be back today. We are expecting heavy fog tonight and a low of 21.

I learned something about that frost this week. I would call it a hoary frost but that is not accurate. It is actually rime ice. Hoary frost comes when temperature drops and the moisture on an object crystallizes. Rime ice forms on cold surfaces when fog contacts them and forms crystals. There is a difference. Here is an article about it.

Tuesday the sun finally came out. We saw a high of 38. That helped to clear some treated roads, especially in sunny spots. Less treated or untreated roads did not lose much. With the slight thaw and freezing again tonight it will likely continue the consolidation of that snow from fluffy to packy.

I have about 3-4″ of snow cover and no ice thickness update.

I looked at the forecast models Tuesday morning and was encouraged by a couple of storms about two weeks out. Curses foiled again. They are not on there tonight. There are a couple of clippers late in the 16 day model that could add up to some usable snow. The European model is showing less than an inch of snowfall for the next 10 days.

The weather for the next week or so will be a little above normal with highs in the low 30s and lows in the teens or low 20s. I don’t see any big cold snaps or big thaws.  We are making ice and frost and not losing much during the day.

I did confirm today that the Firelane Bar & Grill outhouse races are on Feb 6th. I will add that to my event page.

I sure wish that I had better news.

Have a good week and thank you for visiting!