Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ice Pans

After 3 days of well below 0 C weather the Bella Coola River starts to have a pretty steady passage of ice pans drifting lazily downstream, occasionally bumping and catching on the margins or swirling in back eddies and gradually adding a little bit to the solid ice.  If the cold spell went on for a week or 10 days and went below -15 C the river will start to freeze over in some slower areas.  Doesn't look like that is going to happen this time, snow is happening west of us on Vancouver Island today and by the looks of the greyness to the west we will get some soon.  The temperature this morning was -8 C and this evening - 7C.   Grizzly

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