Not wanting to admit defeat at the hands of the Substantial Soprano, I went down to see what was happening on Megunticook. The ice had become a bit punky before the snow, though far from disappearing. Then we got two major doses of snow and now have about eighteen inches on the ground. This what happens to all that snow when it sits on the ice for a few days:
Here we have two inches of snow, six inches of slush, two inches of soft Ice and then five inches of hard ice. What does it all mean? What will happen as the temps dive over the next few days? Up on Moosehead, is there a thick layer of slush under that thin white surface just waiting to freeze solid for us? Of course the big question is Are We Done?