Week of February 9th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15
High 2.1 3.4 4.8 4.4 0.3 -7.1 -0.2
Low -17.0 -1.2 -1.3 -2.8 -17.4 -23.3 -15.9
Sunday, February 9th, 2020 – ice out in the bay. It was cold overnight (-17) with gentle winds so the ice froze a good distance off shore. By afternoon, the wind shifted and the ice was breaking up again. 
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 – This picture taken from the fast east end of Wasaga Beach close to the outlet of the Nottawasaga River – approximately 1.5 km east of the main beach.
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 – Looking across lonely provincial park parking lots to the east of the main beach.
Friday, February 14th – Looking out across the beach from near 16th street. A very cold night (-24C) means a substantial increase in shore ice.
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 – Parking at my usual spot near 18th street as I head down the beach and back on a perfect winter day.

 

Week of February 2nd, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Feb 2 Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 8
High 4.6 5.2 1.9 14.5 -0.7 -3.9 -6.1
Low 0.6 1.4 -0.2 -4.8 -4.5 -5.7 -13
Sunday, Feb 2nd, 2020 – Taken from a trail entering the beach near 13th street – Snowmobiles criss-crossing the beach today.
Monday, February 3rd, 2020 – looking west across the beach 2 boardwalk. The warm temperatures mean we can walk across the boardwalk as though it were summer.
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 – Looking across the bay.
Wednesday, February 5th – a skating rink along the length of the beach. Looking east from near 18th street.
Thursday, February 6th – More of the same I’m afraid
Saturday, February 8th, 2020 – looking across the bay. Finally some cool seasonal temperatures.

 

Week of January 26, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Feb 1
High 4.6 1.2 1.3 -1.3 0 7 2.0 1.9
Low 0.2 -0.4 -5.4 -12.9 12.9 -7.7 -5.6

January 2020 has been warm. Lots of days above freezing. This makes walking down the beach challenging as I need to deal with water, slush, and dodgy ice conditions.  I shifted me walks to early morning when the temperatures were still below freezing so I had better conditions.

January 26th, 2020 – Looking across the bay on an unseasonably warm Sunday morning walking through slush along the beach.
Monday, January 27th, 2020 – Looking east towards beach one from near 18th street.
Monday, January 27th, 2020 – Someone built awesome snowmen along the beach near 13the street. Very cool.
Friday, January 31st – more of the same this week I’m afraid. Little change in the ice conditions.
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 – lonely picnic tables along the beach 2 boardwalk
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 – look west from the boardwalk at beach 2