Week of January 5th, 2020

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jan 05 Jan 06 Jan 07 Jan 08 Jan 09 Jan 10 Jan 11
High 2.4 2.2 5.7 0.0 0.3 9.1 7.5
Low -2.0 -1.6 -5.6 -11.5 15.7 0.3 -2.5
Sunday, January 5th, 2020. I walk by this tree every day, and fear it may be in trouble. These roots normally underground have been exposed.
Sunday, January 5th, 2020 – Walking east toward beach one from near 13th street. Trying to decide whether it is easier to walk on the sand or on the ice.
Thursday January 9th 2020 -Looking east from 18th street
Thursday January 9th 2020 – This fence and shed used to be far from shore. Unfortunately overnight winds did severe damage.
Friday January 10th 2020 – Heading back to my truck walking west across the boardwalk

 

 

week of December 29th, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 01 Jan 02 Jan 03 Jan 04
High 1.3 7.7 3.1 1.8 8.3 6.4 3.5
Low -2.2 0.2 0.0 -3.9 -0.6 2.3 -1.4

Walking down the boardwalk at night on December 29th – heading east around 7:00 PM, east of Beach Drive.
Walking down the beach earlier in the day December 29th. As you can see the beach is a disaster. Frozen slush along the shore. This picture taken near 16th street looking east. Ice from high waves are unfortunately damaging more trees along the shore given the record high water levels.
Monday December 30th, 2019 – Looking west along the shore from my daily walk – midway along the beach. Ice on the shore and a new sand dune off-shore. Super hard to walk along the beach today. I retreated from the beach to Shore Lane regularly because walking on ice chunks was too hard.
Monday December 30th, 2019 – Beach one on an unusually warm day before New Years eve. Note that the road is covered by sand and water due to the record high water levels on Georgian Bay.
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 – Unusual  to see so little ice along the shore this time of year.
Wednesday January 1st, 2020 – I created this graphic to illustrate how much the water level has changed in two years. The damage along the beach from high water is enormous.
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 – This is the boardwalk west of beach drive – looking west toward the Blue Mountains.
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 – Looking toward Beach Drive from the western boardwalk on a really ugly day!

Week of December 22nd, 2019

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
High 11.8 9.5 2.6 4.1 4.2 7.4 5.5
Low -2.1 1.1 -6.4 -1.6 0.3 3.0 -1.6
Monday, December 23rd, 2019 – Looking across the Nottawasaga Bay from 16th street on a mild Monday morning. This ice is still hanging in along the shore. The debris in the foreground is from earlier storms that have eroded the waterfront.
Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 – This is the drainage culvert near 17th street N. The town had to bring in heavy equipment to keep the storm sewers clear. Waves and high water have resulted in the shore being covered with ice chunks  making it difficult to walk along most sections of the beach.
Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 – Taken looking east from near 13th street towards beach one. It’s tough walking down the beach with so much ice along the shore, but I managed to walk my regular route from 18th street to beach one and back. The grass on the right use to slope gently to the shore, but high water and waves have created “cliffs of sand”.
Thursday, December 26th, 2019 – Taken looking east from near 16th street.
Friday, December 27th, 2019 – This is the eastern boardwalk near the main beach looking west. You can see what a mess the high water has made of the beach with snow and sand pushed up against the boardwalk and logs and organic debris thrown on-shore. During high winds, snow mixes with sand and drifts across the boardwalk and when the snow melts only the sand remains.
Friday, December 27th, 2019 – The water is not high today because winds are from the south, but as this picture shows, Beach One is a mess. This is normally a roadway, but the beach has taken over with waves reaching all the way to the shops when winds are from the northwest. Sandbags are protecting the low-lying store fronts, but I’ve got to assume there is some water damage inside these businesses. The town has closed beach drive for the winter. There is no use trying to clean things up given the high-water.
Saturday, December 28th, 2019 – Today I walked out to the far-east end of Wasaga Beach towards the river outlet. This picture taken looking west from sand-covered parking lots.