Temperatures have been up and down lately, and it’s been less than a week since my last look, so I didn’t expect to see big changes when I flew over Lake of the Woods today. I got a surprise.
I began with a look at the two stretches of open water that I saw last week: Keewatin Channel and Safety Bay. Both have grown, and they’re close to joining up.
Moving further south, I found lots of new cracks and patches of water out beyond Town Island. Those weren’t there last week.
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I saw more stretches of open water as we ran south west towards Crow Rock and Big Narrows.
All the passages through the Barrier Islands are starting to tear open. The most dramatic change was at The Elbow.
Last, a view of the Winnipeg River, because there are big changes there, too.
I’m excited to see such significant progress. I expect I’ll be out again later this week, and if the weather’s okay, I’ll have new pictures then.
One of the satellites got a good shot of the lake today, too. There’s a permanent link called Recent Satellite Photo under Lake of the Woods Links on the right sidebar (scroll down if you’re using the mobile version.)