Week of March 22nd, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28
High 3.2 3.0 7.4 11.1 11.5 4.5 9.9
Low -10.1 -2.8 -0.2 -1.1 0.5 -2.1 -2.1
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Friday, March 27th, 2020
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 – First boat of the season.

Week of March 15th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21
High -0.6 6.9 6.2 5.4 8.8 15.6 22.9
Low -5.8 -8.3 -1.0 -4.9 -1.8 -5.4 -9.7

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 – The Bat is open except for shore ice pictures here. You can see that pressure from incoming waves are causing the ice to fragment into slabs of ice.
Sunday, March 15th, 2020 – Looking easy on my daily trek towards beach one. The sand is frozen solid.
Monday, March 16th, 2020 – well above freezing today. The ice fragmenting into slabs is more pronounced.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 – Another warm day. Taking looking east just east of 18th street. You can see a damaged white fence that was well back from the water in prior years.
Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – The “melt continues” – Looking west across the bay toward Collingwood with the ski hills @ the Blue Mountains in the background. The bay is peppered with floating ice. As the ice melts, the concentration of sand relative to water increases making the ice increasingly dirty.
Friday, March 20th, 2020 – Strong west winds today pummeling the shore – this is almost certainly the end of the shore ice on Wasaga Beach.
Saturday, March 21st, 2020 – Sure enough – Saturday morning the ice is gone. Usually the water is far away from the boardwalk, but the water is at record high levels still. The beach is really ugly – note some weeping tile on the beach. As the high water does damage across the Great Lakes, all kinds of debris is piling up on shore.

 

 

 

Week of March 8th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14
High 11.5 13.5 9.8 3.5 7.6 7.0 1.4
Low -0.6 7.2 -2.0 -4.4 -2.0 0.8 -1.9

This has been another week of unusually warm weather as you can see from the temperatures above. Also, This is the first week that the reality of the Coronavirus started to hit home with new cases emerging in Canada and big market losses.

2020 is shaping up to be a challenging year. We hardly had a winter this year and are likely going to be faced with long periods of social-distancing and likely even higher water levels than last year messing up the beach. You can feel business grinding to a halt.

Monday, March 9th, 2020
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Saturday, March 14th, 2020