Winter has finally begun here in southern Ontario. Our temperatures have finally dropped into the negative teens, although only for a couple days, according to the weather network. Still I’m optimistic for competent Ice, hopefully by mid to late January.
So to pass the time, I decided to add a few more resource links to the blog.
The first is a website called Flash Earth, which displays images obtained by NASA. This website provides daily aerial imagery for the planet. The scale isn’t great but it should give you a general idea of where Ice has begin to form and when things have begun to thaw in the spring. WARNING, there is no real way to tell if any Ice is safe from just looking at aerial imagery. Practice good Ice safety and pay close attention to local warnings and ice reports. More detailed ice conditions may be available on the various fishing forums found on the internet.
The second is an App/website called Accuweather. Accuweather offers hyper local weather reports which go as far as predicting precipitation down to the minute it will occur with an two hour window into the future. Although this level of accuracy and precision is hard to attain, the app seems to be accurate for my location so far. Added features include reporting conditions from your location (which no doubt increases the accuracy of the app) and access to radar images. Overall a worth while app for the outdoorsperson or anyone for that matter.
Here’s hoping I’ll have some Ice fishing reports on here soon.
Cheers from my desk,