I was surprised today when I looked at the Bella Coola River that there wasn't more ice after such low temperatures for the last four days. I think it's because there is still quite a bit of flow because it wasn't so long ago that we had 100 mm of rain and that hasn't fully drained.
In any case we seem to be on the back side of this Arctic outflow with diminishing winds and rising temperatures (-13 C tonight). On to the next phase. Grizzly