Northern Ice Conditions Expected To Improve

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at 15:04



Environment Canada doesn’t think northern Saskatchewan will have as much of a problem with ice conditions on lakes and rivers as it did last year.


Meterologist Bob Cormier notes temperatures were abnormally mild last winter, creating unstable ice conditions for both trappers and transport trucks shipping supplies to remote communities.


Cormier is not sure exactly how low the mercury will drop, but he says it should be enough for lakes to begin freezing over this month.


However, Cormier points out things could change by January when a warm body of air over the Pacific Ocean is expected to move inland.


He adds the effects might even be felt before Christmas, if certain conditions line up.