Snow and ice on Chickawaukee

Miss Chickie has slipped under the blanket again after showing a changing stripy congealing slush/drift surface even during most of Sunday’s light snow fall and gale winds. Not all that much snow fell, maybe 3-4 inches but it blew and is still blowing on Monday with snow devils crossing the lake at ice boat speeds, easily 40MPH.
Rain forecast for Tuesday will damp down the drifting and stabilize the surface. This is all part of the usual process for the expected March resurfacing and often fine sailing. The foundation ice was about a foot thick, good clear hard stuff a couple of days ago. Patience.

About Lloyd Roberts

Long time ice boater. Creator of the Gambit and Cheapskate boats. Author of the first definitive book on ice boating "Think Ice"One of the original members of the Chickawaukie ice boat club in Maine. Lloyd also lives on Chickawaukie and has played launch host to countless ice boaters over the years.
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