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January 16, 2017: Weekly Commentary
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It has been a cold but partially sunny week in the Shuswap. Daytime and nighttime temperatures never made it above freezing and peaked below -20C even close to the lake. As of today, nighttime temperatures have been consistently below freezing for 42 days in a row, whereas daytime temperatures barely exceeded freezing on 27 days in the same period. It hasn't been that cold in the Shuswap for many years. The forecast predicts significantly warmer weather for this week with a mix of snow and rain lasting well into the weekend.
Mara Lake and parts of the open Shuswap Lake is now frozen over. However, the thickness of the ice cover is not sufficient to allow a safe walk on the lake. Also, lake levels keep dropping at a rate of half an inch each day, thus causing cracks and weak-points in the ice along the shoreline.
The mountain snowpack across the Shuswap watershed is still well below average and significantly lower than last year at this time. More snow can be expected in the coming weeks, which should bring the snowpack closer to it's average height. However, it is unlikely that the snow will reach last year's levels this winter.
Most roads in the Shuswap are slippery and partially icy. Take your time and drive carefully. Always check DriveBC before starting longer trips.
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Last Lake Measurements
  Date: January 22, 2017
  Lake Level: 345.465 m 1133.42 ft.
  1-Day Change: -1.2 cm -0.5 in.
  Water Temp.: -1.1 °C 30 F
  Day Low: -0.5 °C 31 F
  Day High: 4.7 °C 40 F
  Next Update: January 23, 2017
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Celista Mountain (1,533m)
Hunters Range (1,950m)
Source: Environment Canada

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