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Ice Out Draw

2019 Ice Out Photos

*May 8th (7:00 P.M.) - Ice Out
[Tomahawk 08-May-19, 08:15 PM, 598x]

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May 8th (7:00 P.M.) - Ice Out
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Tomahawk
Just a few icicles blown into the docks
Just a few icicles blown into the docks

To the East pretty well all open!
To the East pretty well all open!

All Open to the West!
All Open to the West!

Early this evening the wind switched out of the North and blew fairly hard for a short time. It broke up the remaining ice that was still in the bay and pretty well disintegrated it as it moved it back towards the South shoreline. As you can see in the photo's there is a few small pieces floating towards the East end of Regina Bay, but with wind and wave action, it won't be but an hour before they are all gone too. Congratulations Barb M. on winning the 2019 Ice Out Contest



*May 8th (4:00 PM) - going, going, going....
[Tomahawk 08-May-19, 04:20 PM, 678x]

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May 8th (4:00 PM) - going, going, going....
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Tomahawk




In just the past 5 hours the ice is disappearing. These photo's were just taken at 4 PM. We've had some light south breezes and now a SE breeze, so it is moving it out. It could be out tonight!


*May 8th (11:00 A.M.) - starting to go!
[Tomahawk 08-May-19, 02:06 PM, 697x]

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May 8th (11:00 A.M.) - starting to go!
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Tomahawk
More and more open to the west
More and more open to the west

Really breaking up to the east
Really breaking up to the east

Lots of open water by docks
Lots of open water by docks

The ice is on on the verge of going. It is right black and honeycombed and has been slowly busting up throughout the day. Just a steady good wind is all we need now! These pictures were taken at 11 AM this morning. It might be out tonight or tomorrow morning! Watch our webcam to see!




*May 7th conditions
[Tomahawk 07-May-19, 09:30 PM, 765x]

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May 7th conditions
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Tomahawk








Some more open water is visible out there now with seeing some movement going on just to the east. The ice is dwindling around us, and less ice today than yesterday. It is right rotten and honeycombed, so ready to go out. We had pretty mild temps but just barely a wisp of wind. If we had some wind, I think it will go!




*May 6th conditions
[Tomahawk 06-May-19, 09:31 PM, 884x]

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May 6th conditions
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Tomahawk
Can almost put the docks in place
Can almost put the docks in place

No one on the beach yet today
No one on the beach yet today

Wide open under the bridge area
Wide open under the bridge area

More open water on the north shore
More open water on the north shore

Opening up around the islands to the east
Opening up around the islands to the east

We are getting pretty close now! There is alot more open water along the shorelines and starting to see some good cracks forming out in the bay. Just need a few more to get the ice to start working against itself. Temps were quite cool over the weekend, and dipping below freezing at night, but we did have some steady northwest winds. Forecast is looking good this week (for a change), so warmer temps and some good south and west breezes will get it moving! Watch our webcam closely for live footage of the ice going out!






*May 4th conditions
[Tomahawk 04-May-19, 07:54 PM, 1092x]

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May 4th conditions
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Tomahawk








The temps dipped to just below freezing last night and today's temps were warm but not that warm. But we had a stiff west wind and clear skies with lots of sun so that is eating up the ice. It is starting to shift around and move some. Just need it to crack in a few places so it can start working against itself. Lobstick bay just opened up and free of ice so we shouldn't be too much longer now!





*May 3rd Conditions
[Tomahawk 03-May-19, 06:45 PM, 1182x]

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May 3rd Conditions
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Tomahawk
Ice pulling away from shore
Ice pulling away from shore

Looking West down Regina Bay -rain on its way
Looking West down Regina Bay -rain on its way

Looking East down Regina Bay -all still solid
Looking East down Regina Bay -all still solid

Ice pushing on the point.
Ice pushing on the point.

Today started out with some nice sunshine and wind. We had a South Southeast wind that reached 20-25MPH (30-40km/h) just after lunch which caused the ice to pull slightly away from the resort shoreline. It is still quite solid with no signs of any cracks down the middle yet. Tomorrow there is some strong winds in the forecast again, so hope to see some more changes.




*May 2nd conditions
[Tomahawk 02-May-19, 05:53 PM, 1299x]

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May 2nd conditions
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Tomahawk








The ice is still holding on pretty tight yet. We had a cool front come through and temps around freezing at night and not getting overly warm during the day. This morning we woke up too a bit of wet snow on the ground but has melted this afternoon. Forecast is cool again tonight but temps look to start warming up over the weekend. We have also had a lot of moisture so far between rains and wet snows, so this combined with the spring run offs coming in is bringing up the water levels. But it looks like we could be a bit yet before ice out. Need some warm windy days to get things moving around.




*April 29th conditions
[Tomahawk 29-Apr-19, 05:28 PM, 1624x]

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April 29th conditions
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Tomahawk








The temps cooled off over the weekend and slowed down some of the melt but we had some good breezes. Today we woke up to blowing snow and snow on the ground, temps hovering in the upper 30's and a good north wind. The snow has melted thoughout the afternoon, but still pretty cool out. Lake levels are on the rise as the lake rose 3" last week and the lake control board is anticipating another 3" rise this week. This will really help in freeing the ice from the shore and moving it around. Most of the small lakes have opened up over the weekend so we probably aren't too far behind. Maybe a week away now.




*April 25th conditions
[Tomahawk 25-Apr-19, 05:41 PM, 1794x]

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April 25th conditions
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Tomahawk


Changing colour around the docks
Changing colour around the docks

Turning darker to the east
Turning darker to the east



It was another mild one today with a high of 59F (15C) but gusty west winds. These warm winds will eat up the ice quickly too. It's been changing colours steady all day and now to a dark grey. A little cooler forecast for the weekend with some showers possibly tonight but that will keep melting it too! The shorelines are still relatively tight yet, but the lake levels are also on the rise so that helps lift the ice and breaks it free. Midnight tonight is the deadline to get your prediction in!




*April 24th conditions
[Tomahawk 24-Apr-19, 05:25 PM, 1851x]

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April 24th conditions
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Tomahawk
Still solid yet to the east
Still solid yet to the east

Still tight around the docks
Still tight around the docks

Starting to break up around the beach
Starting to break up around the beach

Still fairly solid to the west
Still fairly solid to the west

Next door bay starting to open
Next door bay starting to open

Conditions the past few days have been quite warm and above normal for this time of year. We had a bit of rain last night but temps never dipped below 50F (10C), and today the sun came out with a bit of warm breeze and temps hitting up to 67F (19C). These warm temps from over the Easter weekend and that continue into the middle of the week today have really beaten up the ice. Some of the back bays have opened up with a few that are on the fringe of opening up. The main part of the lake is still pretty solid but the ice is lifting and been changing different hues of grey to white and back to grey again. Forecast is to see some cooler weather coming for the weekend with highs only in the upper 40's to low 50's and lows dipping around the freezing point. So that will slow some of the melt down, but will still be melting. Tomorrow (25th) is the last day to make your prediction, so get your guess in soon!





*April 17th conditions
[Tomahawk 17-Apr-19, 10:21 PM, 2049x]

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April 17th conditions
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Tomahawk






The temps are have been very mild the past 2 days with highs on Tuesday hitting the upper 50's (14-15C) and staying above freezing Tuesday night and getting up to 50 today (10C). A fair bit of snow melted yesterday and the slush crust on the top of the ice has softened up a bit. Ice thickness would still be pretty close to the same as 2 days ago. Forecast is still to be warm all week with rain over the weekend. Check back often for new pics and updates and to make you place your guess!



*April 15th conditions
[Tomahawk 15-Apr-19, 05:26 PM, 1573x]


*March 31st 2019
[Kevin 31-Mar-19, 09:20 PM, 1687x]