Archive for April 16th, 2009

I was wrong

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

I predicted that the ice would break on April 15.  It didn’t.

As of my noon walk today (April 16), there were a lot of open areas, but there were more areas where the ice extended entirely across the river.

North Saskatchewan River, 2009-04-16, at noon

After work I wandered back down to the riverbank.  A lot more areas were open.

North Saskatchewan River at Prince Albert, 2009-04-16, about 5:15 p.m. - open patch

However there was still ice extending across the river in many areas, and the ice was not moving down the river, so I don’t think it could really be called broken yet.

North Saskatchewan River at Prince Albert, 2009-04-16, about 5:15 p.m. - ice across river.

Linea predicted that the ice would break on April 17.  It may have finished breaking this afternoon/evening, but it looks like Linea may have the honours.  Luckily I didn’t bet any money.