I’m back in Kenora, and the lake didn’t melt while I was gone. Not all of it, anyway.
Here are today’s satellite images, starting with the true colour picture from Terra satellite. There must have been big changes near downtown Kenora, but there’s just enough cloud in the top right corner of these to obscure that part of the lake.
The false colour version makes it clear that the lake is still more than 3/4 covered in ice, but it’s all weak and breaking up. It will be gone soon.
To see a reference picture, with some landmarks labelled, visit the FAQ page.
I’m not scheduled to fly tomorrow, but if I can talk a friend into to taking a couple of pictures, I will.
IN THE MEANTIME, CHECK THE COMMENTS: PEOPLE ARE POSTING FIRST-HAND REPORTS.