2014

Georgian Bay Ice Watch, May 6 2014, NOAA MODIS 250m

Ice Watch May 6 2014

Finally, winter has lost the battle.  Most of Georgian Bay is ice free, and temperatures (and forecast rain) over the next few days will take care of the rest.  Parry Sound is completely ice free, as is Snug Harbour.  There are thinning ice fields offshore with the potential to block access to areas if they […]

Georgian Bay Ice Watch, May 4 2014, NOAA Modis 250m

Ice Watch May 4, 2014

A tantalizing image of Georgian Bay, with heavy cloud cover. The major bulk of surface ice appears to have finally, mostly, dissipated. A string of ice looks to be hugging the offshore area of Parry Sound, but as of May 4 much of the Bay appears to be clear of ice. Take that with a […]

Georgian Bay Ice Watch, April 28 2014, NOAA MODIS 250m

Ice Watch April 28 2014

Some excellent progress in the last few days.  The Port Severn environs continue to clear out, and the shoreline south of Byng Inlet just lost half of its ice pack. By the end of the week, however, winds will shift again and begin to move the surface ice back towards the eastern shoreline.  Hopefully by […]


Georgian Bay Ice Watch, April 24 2014, NOAA MODIS 250m

Ice Watch April 24 2014

What a difference even a day makes.  A large mass over 10Km long has broken up on the northeast corner of Manitoulin Island, and open water is appearing around Port Severn and Beausoleil Island. Parry Sound offshore is down to about 6Km of ice, we’re still placing our bets on the weekend of the 3rd, […]

Georgian Bay Ice Watch, April 23 2014, NOAA MODIS 250m

Ice Watch April 23 2014

Georgian Bay ice is thinning rapidly, decreasing in density daily. Ice on the north and eastern shorelines has retreated dramatically, and reports out of Twelve Mile, Go Home, and Kempenfelt Bays all point to imminent ice out, but we’re not quite there yet. The Heart of Stone project is hoping to be back in the […]

Georgian Bay Ice Watch, April 19 2014, NOAA Modis 205m

Ice Watch April 19 2014

Georgian Bay’s main ice pack has lost a lot of volume, growing thinner by the day, while the north and eastern shores continue to remain completely socked in. Source: NOAA MODIS True Colour 250m


Georgian Bay Ice Watch, April 16 2014, NOAA MODIS 250m

Ice Watch April 16 2014

The main ice pack has finally started to shrink, but the north and west shorelines still remain completely locked in ice.  Over ten kilometres of ice remain offshore from the Shawanaga Inlet. Source: NOAA MODIS True Colour 250m

Georgian Bay Icewatch, April 11 2014

Ice Watch April 11 2014

Westerly winds have shifted the ice pack to the west, leaving Parry Sound socked in with over 60 kilometres of ice. Don’t plan on launching your boats any time soon. Source: NOAA MODIS True Colour 250m

Georgian Bay Icewatch, April 9 2014

Ice Watch April 9 2014

Breakup is beginning, as the central body of ice starts to thin, but the north shore and entire western shoreline are still firmly encased in ice. Source: NOAA MODIS True Colour 250m


Georgian Bay Icewatch, March 31 2014

Ice Watch March 31 2014

Welcome to the Georgian Bay Ice Watch, using live satellite imagery to monitor the slow retreat of the 2013/14 winter season. Here breakup begins, with a large opening forming southwest of the Bustard Islands. Source: NOAA MODIS True Colour 250m

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