Good Morning: Well warmed up a bit from yesterday. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -16.2 C | 2.84 F. I figure anything above 0 F is pretty good for this time of year in our area.
Forecast For Today: Some snow entering into the picture a bit later. Might see a wee bit of sunshine here and there.
Highway Report: Highway 522 is covered with hard packed snow. Does have some icy sections, so care should be taken. Travelling is fine now but could deteriorate a bit later on this afternoon. At any rate care should be taken as always.
Ice Fishing Times: This morning the old weather stick is saying the best times to be out there will be from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Then again from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. I give it a 5 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good luck!
Around Town: On the good side of things I haven’t had to clean the driveway for the past four days. I have noticed that the snowmobiles are out in full force heading off on their trail of choice. Great to see so many folks out an about. I never got into Snowmobiling much. Years ago I did have an old Ski-Do which was quite a machine. Often wonder what happened to that old girl. I do see some folks restoring them now and then, which is a great thing, as it keeps our past alive. Started good too, all the time I had it. Usually no more than two or three pulls. I imagine most today are all electric start. The part that bothers me the most is the cost of getting set up. The machines today are in the thousands, put that together with warm clothes,licences, gas, maintenance and insurance and on top of that the price of a trail pass, well for some it is just a bit out of reach. Not complaining mind ya, I give credit to those that can do it. My wife and I do get out quite a bit, our choice of transportation being Shanks’ mare. Leave the Shanks’ mare with you to think on. So my friends, heading off for a tea. What Kind? Oh! Just regular English Breakfast this morning, thank you. In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well. You can reach George Walters at [email protected]