Chickawaukee ice report Jan 15

We are building a fine foundation for Spring. Right now a coarse orange peel surface of crusted snow from the storm a couple of days ago which was snow and then rain. The rain caused the dimpled orange peel which would be an impossibly rough surface if it saturated and froze. Now it is 2-3 inches of slush and about the same of snow. The good side of this mess is that snowmobiles don’t do slush, it freezes and gums up their belts, it is even hard walking and crust is no fun skiing.
All of this is likely to be buried this evening under forecast 6-10 inches more of snow, possibly drifting in 40 mph winds. It will all get rained down and frozen up for March we hope.

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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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