Week of January 17th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22 Jan23
High 0.7 -2.2 0.2 -4.3
Low -5.1 -5.6 -5.3 -12.5

We’re starting to return to more seasonal weather this week. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but we need a couple of weeks of very cold weather. I’m looking forward to walking on the ice instead of “schlepping” it down snowmobile trails that hug the beach. The forecast for late January looks more promising.

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 – Above freezing temperatures thawing the sidewalk just west of beach one – it makes for treacherous footing!
Monday, January 18th, 2021 – heading towards the provincial park at the west end of the boardwalk to get out of the wind on my hike back to 18th street.

The set of four pictures below require a short explanation. We often joke that if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it will change. The four pictures below were all taken during my one hour walk at noon on January 19th. Weather ranged from clear skies to near white-out conditions.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 – As I entered the beach near 18th street looking west towards Blue Mountain – we’re in the midst of a snow squall band.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 – On the way to beach one heading east – you can see another snow squall band on the horizon.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 – Looking northwest between squalls.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 – A few minutes later the sun was out briefly as I turned around at beach one and started heading west.
Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 – I’m not sure if there is really poison ivy along this part of the shore line but I suspect it’s a great deterrent in the summer. You can see the damage that record high water has done to the shore line.
Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 – Walking back to 18th street along Shore Lane among “ginormous” snow flakes as lake effect snow continues for a second day.

 

Week of January 10th, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16
High 2.3 0.3 -0.2 2.4 3.7 3.7 3.9
Low -0.6 -1.2 -1.0 0.6 1.8 2.0 1.2

Another unseasonably warm week along Wasaga Beach. The upside is the the snow has melted and it’s easier to walk along the sand than snowmobile trails.

Sunday, January 10th, 2021 – look east across a warm and soggy beach
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 – There is now a nice strip of beach sand making the beach to walk down again,
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 – waves at the edge of the ice are starting to form ice berms.
Thursday, January 14th, 2021 – walk west towards beach one. Blue tarps protecting properties from sand blown by northwest winds.
Saturday, January 16th, 2021 – Heading towards beach one on a beautiful sunny day. It feels like March weather.

Week of January 3rd, 2021

Weekly Temperature
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jan03 Jan04 Jan05 Jan06 Jan08 Jan08 Jan09
High -0.2 0.7 0.5 2.4 -0.6 -0.6 1.8
Low -2.0 -1.2 -1.1 -1.4 -8.2 -12.1 -8.8

Hopefully 2021 will be a better year than 2020. This week started out warm with some nice sunny days. In prior years there has been more shore ice in January, but the bay remains open.

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 – on my way to beach one
Monday, January 4th, 2021 – A gigantic snowman that someone built in the provincial parking lot near beach 2
Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 – looking west from the far end of beach one across Beach drive.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 – Looking east on the way to beach one.
Thursday, January 7th, 2021 – A beautiful sunny day – looking west on my way back from beach one.
Friday, January 8th, 2021 – Another beautiful sunny day. Looking west toward Collingwood.
Saturday, January 9th, 2021 – the provincial park south of beach 2 has turned into a snowmobile super-highway