Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > General Discussion
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
Hamiltony
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cape Cod (but Bear Island when I'm in NH)
Posts: 12
Thanks: 25
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Ice Conditions

Anyone been out recently? Heading up this weekend and wondering if there are any trouble spots on the ice to avoid, and how the snow is.
Hamiltony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
ITD
Senior Member
 
ITD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Massachusetts and Moultonboro, NH
Posts: 2,319
Thanks: 343
Thanked 425 Times in 246 Posts
Default

I think you will be very pleased with both the ice conditions and snow conditions. What I've seen of the lake is that all of the normally safe spots are good, at least around Moultonboro. As usual, be careful, hopefully someone will chime in from near your area.
ITD is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ITD For This Useful Post:
Hamiltony (02-20-2014)
Old 02-20-2014, 06:40 AM   #3
snowflake
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 134
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Default snow

Look like big snow piles at Wolfeboro docks. How much snow did they get? I enjoy watching all the Lake webcams and seeing all the ice fishing activity. Miss live stream in Alton Bay. Also love pictures of winter on the Winnipesaukee sight. We have about a foot of snow on the ground in my town outside of Boston. Thanks for sharing winter at the Lake.
snowflake is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to snowflake For This Useful Post:
Old 02-20-2014, 06:56 AM   #4
riverat
Senior Member
 
riverat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Alton, NH
Posts: 722
Thanks: 337
Thanked 280 Times in 123 Posts
Default

Alton Bay area
Plenty of ice and too much snow, 4 wheelers pretty much useless, but snowmobiles will get you around. 18+" in palces with 6" of slush around edges.
__________________
Waking up in the morning is the greatest, everything after that is a bonus
riverat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to riverat For This Useful Post:
Old 02-20-2014, 10:24 AM   #5
Island-Ho
Senior Member
 
Island-Ho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 169
Thanks: 15
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default This Weekend?

What's the lake ice going to be like this weekend after a warm-up and rain? Can we expect slush under a little snow?
Island-Ho is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-20-2014, 10:25 AM   #6
MeredithMan
Senior Member
 
MeredithMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bedford, NH; Meredith, NH
Posts: 444
Thanks: 137
Thanked 426 Times in 149 Posts
Default Ice conditions

I was up there this past weekend ice fishing. In the Meredith Bay area, almost knee deep of snow on top of the ice, and then over a foot of ice, under that. Challenging to trudge through the snow on foot, lugging gear. Saw plenty of snowmobiles on the lake, but no 4-wheelers...too much snow for them to get around, I would guess. Hope that helps.

MM
MeredithMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 12:26 PM   #7
magicrobotmonkey
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 136
Thanks: 19
Thanked 35 Times in 24 Posts
Default

I've been getting out on winnisquam a couple times a day and I can confirm that it's already getting slushy under the snow before the warmup even starts. So yea, I'd expect it to get pretty gross out there by the weekend.
magicrobotmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 09:36 AM   #8
HellRaZoR004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Litchfield/Gilford
Posts: 825
Thanks: 232
Thanked 224 Times in 131 Posts
Default

I heard the south end of Winnisquam Lake opened up (perhaps the increased flow of the Winnipesaukee River). Someone indicated a couple sleds may have gone through?

Be careful out there.
HellRaZoR004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 12:28 PM   #9
Toyorelle
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dracut / West Alton
Posts: 37
Thanks: 12
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Here is a picture of the sled being taken out on Sunday morning on Winnisquam. Apparently it was two parents on their own sleds and the younger child behind went through. I hear she was ok.

Name:  1924795_10203270292739794_703972014_n.jpg
Views: 3025
Size:  27.1 KB
Toyorelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 04:19 PM   #10
riverat
Senior Member
 
riverat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Alton, NH
Posts: 722
Thanks: 337
Thanked 280 Times in 123 Posts
Default Alton Bay

Lots of water under the snow right now, 4-8" but is starting to firm up with cold overnight temps. The ramp area is a mess, a large puddle in the vehicle path leading away from the ramp that does not get a chance to freeze because people keep driving through it.
__________________
Waking up in the morning is the greatest, everything after that is a bonus
riverat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 08:32 PM   #11
JB Long Island
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 28
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Default Ice surface solid yet?

Last weekend all that slush made moving the bob house around impossible. Assuming this cold snap has solidified the surface, but was looking for an update on whether it has frozen through or if there is still a slush layer there ? Any first hand info would be most appreciated.
JB LongIsland
JB Long Island is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 06:33 AM   #12
BoBo
Junior Member
 
BoBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chichester,NH
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Hey there, Were up in Meredith Bay and the recent melt has froze right up. Was out there last night and the lake was making lots of noise (ice growth). The 8 inches of water under my bobhouse has froze up solid with no water in there.
BoBo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 06:10 AM   #13
JB Long Island
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 28
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Thanks a lot - from a fellow fisherman !
Hoping to hear that was the case - last weekend was nasty !
Tight lines and stay warm !
JB
JB Long Island is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 06:53 AM   #14
riverat
Senior Member
 
riverat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Alton, NH
Posts: 722
Thanks: 337
Thanked 280 Times in 123 Posts
Default Alton Bay

Frozen Solid, no slush or loose snow. Very hard surface and very thick. 2 days ago I drilled through 4" packed hard snow into 3" ice and than 3" water and than into 20" of ice. Now I am sure it is solid from top to bottom. My gas-powered auger was about 2" from bottoming out when it broke through.
Surface is pretty bumpy from frozen ruts and such.
__________________
Waking up in the morning is the greatest, everything after that is a bonus
riverat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 09:54 AM   #15
JB Long Island
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 28
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Great - is the hard pack surface solid enough to drive a car on ?
JB Long Island is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 11:16 AM   #16
Winnilifer
Senior Member
 
Winnilifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tyngsborough, Ma & Laconia, NH
Posts: 53
Thanks: 14
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Question Sled pulled from winnisquam last Sunday morning?

Does anyone know where that sled went through (On Winnisquam) last weekend? Only place I see a problem is near mosquito bridge and southern end of lake.
Winnilifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2014, 12:12 PM   #17
Toyorelle
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dracut / West Alton
Posts: 37
Thanks: 12
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Winnisquam

Quote:
Originally Posted by Winnilifer View Post
Does anyone know where that sled went through (On Winnisquam) last weekend? Only place I see a problem is near mosquito bridge and southern end of lake.
It was about 300 yards off shore of the Winnisquam Beach resort launch ramp
Toyorelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 05:06 PM   #18
sum-r breeze
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Burlington Ma / Laconia NH
Posts: 354
Thanks: 120
Thanked 139 Times in 71 Posts
Default Check out the time lapse on the Weirs cam!!!

WOO HOO!!! If you look REAL close at the left side of the frame about 3/4 of the way through the time lapse you can see the humble beginnings of ICE OUT 2014! I see it....really I do...it's there. Oh I need some relief from this cold in the worst way and the cam gave me a little hope today. I hear on WMUR that we are headed for single digits again tonight, so the lake giveth and the lake taketh away. I need to be sitting on the Breeze in front of the swim line at Silver Sands real soon or I'm going to need a padded room!! Bring on ICE OUT!!!!

The Breeze
Wave 'cuz I'll be wavin' back
sum-r breeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 12:22 PM   #19
BlackCatIslander
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 201
Thanks: 52
Thanked 17 Times in 11 Posts
Default How thick is the ice?

While we will have some more cold weather, I would guess that the ice thickness is at its maximum now. Has anyone measured the thickness recently?
BlackCatIslander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 01:09 PM   #20
sluggo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 140
Thanks: 6
Thanked 60 Times in 34 Posts
Default

I have drilled holes from 26 to 32 inches thick this past week. Black cat Island out by three mile is one of the places I was so its going to be a long time till ice out !
sluggo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sluggo For This Useful Post:
BlackCatIslander (03-10-2014)
Old 03-10-2014, 08:27 PM   #21
CoastalWx
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

The long range is rather chilly through early April. Seems like a good bet we have an ice out post 4/18 or so unless we really warm up in April.
CoastalWx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 06:29 AM   #22
MDoug
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 260
Thanks: 90
Thanked 29 Times in 26 Posts
Default Ice Out

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoastalWx View Post
The long range is rather chilly through early April. Seems like a good bet we have an ice out post 4/18 or so unless we really warm up in April.
Do you mean 5/18??
MDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 06:32 AM   #23
riverat
Senior Member
 
riverat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Alton, NH
Posts: 722
Thanks: 337
Thanked 280 Times in 123 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDoug View Post
Do you mean 5/18??
that is more probable
__________________
Waking up in the morning is the greatest, everything after that is a bonus
riverat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 08:18 AM   #24
sluggo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 140
Thanks: 6
Thanked 60 Times in 34 Posts
Default

The way the season is going I will say ice out will be at the end of April or the begging of May. We took the truck from Center Harbor to Alton Bay across the lake Saturday ! first time I've done that in years.
sluggo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 08:41 AM   #25
MDoug
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 260
Thanks: 90
Thanked 29 Times in 26 Posts
Default Ice Out

Quote:
Originally Posted by sluggo View Post
The way the season is going I will say ice out will be at the end of April or the begging of May. We took the truck from Center Harbor to Alton Bay across the lake Saturday ! first time I've done that in years.
Wow! We may have to delay our flight to MHT this year.
MDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #26
meredith weekender
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Meredith / Manchester
Posts: 373
Thanks: 87
Thanked 83 Times in 56 Posts
Default

From the looks of what I am seeing on my webcams it appears that the ice is retreating slowly. Will try and post a couple of pics later today.
meredith weekender is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to meredith weekender For This Useful Post:
MDoug (03-11-2014)
Old 03-11-2014, 12:17 PM   #27
meredith weekender
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Meredith / Manchester
Posts: 373
Thanks: 87
Thanked 83 Times in 56 Posts
Default

Attached are pics taken on 03/07 and another taken today 03/11
Attached Images
  
meredith weekender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 01:03 PM   #28
Janet
Senior Member
 
Janet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 381
Thanks: 132
Thanked 85 Times in 58 Posts
Default

I love the "think Spring" sign and daffodils on the Island Princess Cam. Wish they were real daffodils.
Janet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:33 AM   #29
meredith weekender
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Meredith / Manchester
Posts: 373
Thanks: 87
Thanked 83 Times in 56 Posts
Default

Just checked the Lakeport Dam Data Phone and found out that the lake temp is now at 36 degrees. Seems that we may be headed in the right direction.
meredith weekender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 02:45 PM   #30
Descant
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Merrimack and Welch Island
Posts: 1,893
Thanks: 569
Thanked 618 Times in 379 Posts
Default Retreating is good.

But, according to today's Union Leader, Dave Emerson hasn't seen the retreat yet. Climate warming, climate cooling, climate change?
Descant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 04:56 PM   #31
IslandRadio
Senior Member
 
IslandRadio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: On Rattlesnake Island whenever possible - otherwise near the MA/NH border
Posts: 372
Thanks: 60
Thanked 132 Times in 53 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janet View Post
I love the "think Spring" sign and daffodils on the Island Princess Cam. Wish they were real daffodils.
Yeah, someone sneaked up to the island and put the flowers and the sign up where they could be seen

It was not us - have never been to the island during the winter. It is funny.
IslandRadio is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.13791 seconds