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Frozen waterscapes

By SCOTT RANDO
Posted 2/24/21

We are past the middle of February, and the mild start of winter has now given way to more seasonable conditions. More temperatures in the single digits, as well as snow and ice, have resulted in a …

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Frozen waterscapes

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We are past the middle of February, and the mild start of winter has now given way to more seasonable conditions. More temperatures in the single digits, as well as snow and ice, have resulted in a couple of feet of snow on the ground. Lakes and even parts of the river are frozen.

As of February 16, the area just saw an ice storm that caused an ice accumulation of a quarter to a half-inch of ice in the region. It made for treacherous conditions in the morning, but conditions improved rapidly as day-time temperatures got into the 40s.

There is more ice to be seen this winter than the ice on your driveway or steps. Visit your favorite waterfall, especially during or right after a cold snap (be careful, as the rocky areas near the base are probably covered with slippery ice). You can even walk to the nearest stream or spring for a peek at nature’s handiwork.

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