Thursday, 25 April 2013

2013 Ice Out Date Chandos & Jack Lake

While I cannot guarantee that there is not some ice left on the lakes in some bays there is extensive open water on both Chandos and Jack Lake.

Therefore, for all intents and purposes the ice is out on both Chandos and Jack Lake.  The ice out date for 2013 will be recorded as April 23, 2013 in the records that I have been keeping every year since being on Chandos Lake.

It is interesting that this years ice out date is exactly one month after 2012 record early ice out date of March 23.

If there is anything I can do to assist you, your family or friends please contact me. 

Clark Breuls
Sales Representative
Re/Max in Apsley, ON

Direct 705.656.1044 | Office 705.656.1567 | Fax 705.656.1569

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Spring Like Temperatures in Apsley ON

What a different a week makes.  Last Wednesday morning it was -30 Celsius on Chandos Lake.  This morning it was +6 Celsius with a High of +9 Celsius and rain forecast for the rest of today.  A lot of the snow is quickly melting away.

Tonight the temperature is forecast to drop again like a stone and is expected to be -15 Celsius tomorrow morning with a high on Thursday of -7 Celsius.  The good news is that it is expected to be sunny tomorrow.  That will be a nice change after all the gloomy weather we have had so far this week.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Cold & Sunny Day on Chandos Lake Apsley ON

A beautiful and sunny morning on Chandos Lake this morning.  However, it was -30C this morning at 7:00 AM

It did not stop the Finch's from coming for their feed of Niger Seed though.  There were also a few Woodpeckers at the deck feeder after peanuts and suet.

No warmer at the office in Apsley either.  Just a beautiful and fresh Canadian winter morning!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Chandos Ice In Date 2012

I may have jumped the gun with the Chandos Lake ice in date yesterday. 

This morning the north end of the lake has significant open water.  The south end of the lake is frozen well past Buck Island as you look north.  About a mile north of Buck Island there is a large amount of open water.

Please do not even think about heading out on the ice at this point.

The actual ice in date was January 4, 2013 this year.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Chandos Lake Ice In/Ice Out Dates 2007 - 2012

The ice in and ice out dates have fluctuated somewhat since I started recording the dates after we purchased our place on Chandos Lake in the spring of 2007.

Chandos Lake Ice In/Ice Out Dates 2007 - 2012

                                  Ice Out                              Ice In

2007                                                                    December 10, 2007
2008                         April 21, 2008                    December  8, 2008
2009                         April 16, 2009                    January 4, 2010
2010                         April 3, 2010                      December 21, 2010
2011                         April 20, 2011                    January 15, 2012
2012                         March 23, 2012                  December 29, 2012

At this point the ice is far from safe for travel.  The forecast calls for well below zero Celsius temperatures right through the first week of 2013 with very little snow so the ice should build quickly.

Be extremely careful travelling the lake even after the ice has frozen sufficiently to permit travel across it.   

Chandos Lake 2012 Ice in Date December 29

The ice is in on Chandos Lake this morning.  Yesterday afternoon there was ice starting to form in the bays of the lake but the main north south section of the lake remained open and disturbed slightly by the wind from the north.

This morning after another night of minus 15 Celsius temperatures and very calm winds the lake is frozen.

Buck Island, Chandos Lake, December 29, 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas from Clark Breuls Re/Max in Apsley ON

Merry Christmas to all from Re/Max Country Classics in Apsley ON.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a prosperous, safe and happy 2013!!