Did we all enjoy those recent warm, sunny, snow and ice melting days?
Hold onto those memories as the mercury plunges to single digits today. That's potentially good news for participants in this weekend's annual Schroon Lake Ice Fishing Derby!
But DO NOT take anything for granted. Everyone should exercise extreme caution at all times when on the ice, in particular using vehicles. The Fish and Game Club posted the following disclaimer on its Facebook Page Thursday:
The fish and game club posted the following on its Facebook page yesterday, according to this report in the Post-Star Friday:
Due to unusual weather conditions, some fisherman have expressed concern that there may be unsafe conditions on the lake. They have specific concerns regarding shoreline access to the lake ice.
The Fish and Game Club has been unable to conduct a survey of the specific ice thickness on Schroon Lake, and cautions all participants to use their own discretion and take all necessary safety precautions. This is especially true along the shoreline and near the inlets and outlets of the lake.
-The Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club
Snow making has returned to Gore. Friday there is 20% chance of afternoon snow showers, high near 23. Northwest wind 9-11 mph. The conditions for the weekend:
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, low around -1. Northwest wind 11-14 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, high near 14. Northwest wind around 16 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, high near 28. North wind around 5 mph.