First Ice-December 11, 2016

Although the freeze-up of our lakes is late, it took place as quickly as I have ever seen.  We went from wide open water to totally capped-over lakes in two days.  At the time of this writing, fishermen are walking out onto many lakes, just a couple of days after the freeze-up.

The season has changed quickly, the transition seems complete, and only icy vestiges of last summer’s native flowers remain.  The seeds of spring are now encased in ice and snow.

The “Polar Vortex” is back on the prowl.  We used to call that phenomenon an Arctic front, but Polar Vortex seems much more sinister and far more ready to pounce upon our section of flyover country.  With sub-zero weather forecast for the coming week, we will indeed be pounced upon.

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