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Elliot Lake Beach January 4

Elliot Lake Beach Jan4  W1

Elliot Lake Beach Jan4  W2


Elliot Lake Beach Jan4  W3

Winter weather and snow did no arrive till after Christmas. Last night was the first really cold night, minus 23 Celsius. As you can see there is a sparse amount of snow, but it does not stop family fun . The lake is yet to completely freeze over  and the temperatures are to go back to zero in the next few days.  Definitely not  “normal January winter weather” for this part of Ontario, Canada.

Elliot Lake Beach Jan4  W4


12 responses

  1. Now that is cold! But the sun makes it look beautiful. Well, you photos make it look magical!

    January 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    • elmediat

      The temperature had risen during the day to about minus five. It was around 3:30, so it was starting to drop again with the expected lows around minus sixteen. The gentleman with his children said doing the slide run kept them warm. He mentioned that the smaller lakes had frozen over, but still not suitable for ice fishing.

      By now Elliot Lake should have ice huts, cross country skiers and ski-doo tracks. The deep cold should have set in and the snow banks piled high.

      January 4, 2016 at 6:13 pm

  2. looks cold.

    January 4, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    • elmediat

      Not as bad as the early morning. Keep in mind that in the past we are accustom to Januaries in the minus twenties to thirties, with one or two days where the wind chill might hit a minus forty. Weather patterns are now less predictable. Mild winters with lots of snow, really cold winters with very little snow, and now up and down temps. 😀

      January 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

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  4. Beautiful winter landscape.

    January 5, 2016 at 8:06 am

    • elmediat

      Many thanks.

      January 5, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  5. Meredith

    Too cold for water skiing… too gritty for cross country? Amazing year, here, too. A boiling kettle of water in the morning in the bird bath doesn’t edge with ice until just before dusk. Never happened before, and now the visitors are petitioning for permanent spa services. 🙂

    Happy NewYear– Meredith

    January 5, 2016 at 10:22 am

    • elmediat

      Happy new Year. 🙂 The weather has been a bit too interesting for many this winter. We have been fortunate.

      January 5, 2016 at 12:44 pm

  6. Beautiful!

    January 12, 2016 at 9:49 am

    • elmediat

      Many thanks. Winter weather keeps shifting. My son got home today after visiting us for a week. The nine hour drive stretched into an extra day. Snow squalls off of Lake Huron had him experiencing the Classic Canadian winter travel event. Stuck in a small Canadian town due to bad weather. You know you are in a small community in Canada when it doesn’t have a Tim Hortons. 😀

      He definitely there at the wrong time of the day and the wrong time of the year. The only motel was a small Mom & Pop establishment that did not take credit cards. Fortunately he located a service station where he could get cash exchange.

      January 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      • A traveler’s worst nightmare (no Tim Horton’s). 🙂 Glad your son arrived safely. We had our first measurable snow yesterday, setting a record for the latest 1st-snow-of-the-season date. Previous record, Jan. 2, set in the 1920s.

        January 13, 2016 at 8:55 am

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