Archive for April 9th, 2009

Waiting for the ice to break

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

As I stated a little over a year ago, I mark the arrival of Spring by the break-up of the ice on the North Saskatchewan River at my city of Prince Albert.

On my lunch break today I snapped this picture.

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As of noon today, the ice was still holding.  I’m posting this in the late evening, and for all I know the river ice may have broken this afternoon.

According to a couple of guys I know who keep track of these things, in the last 20 or so years the ice has gone out as early as March 30 and as late as April 26, with the average being around April 12.  It’s been a cold spring, but the forecast is for warm weather this Easter weekend.

I”m going to go out on a limb and make a guess that the ice will break on April 15.

No bets will be taken.