|IS EVERYWHERE NOW ON THE UPPER BAY AND THE ISLAND CHANNELS|
Friday, 8:15 AM. 23 degrees F at the ferry dock, 22 on the back porch. There is a fairly steady light to moderate breeze from the SW. The sky is overcast to partly cloudy, and it may turn sunny as it did yesterday. The humidity is 80%, the barometer steady for now at 29.81". Predictions are for overcast skiesand temperatures in the teens and twenties for the week ahead, with snow predicted on Monday and Tuesday.
We are heading to Milwaukee today to attend a family 70th wedding anniversary, a rare event indeed. There will be no further posts over the weekend.
Open water is everywhere now in the island channels and the streams. The Sioux River, Pike's Creek, the Fish River in Ashland, all are running free. The lower Chequamegon Bay is still mostly ice covered but it all appears unsafe, although there are still a few fishermen out there.
This may be a year without an ice road.