Abraham Lake Ice Conditions – January 20 2022

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The signs of Monday night’s storm are mostly gone thanks to a couple of days of strong winds clearing the ice.

The last week has been all over the place weather-wise. We’ve seen temperatures below -25C and above 10C. Monday night’s storm had left a layer of frozen slush on most of the lake but this is mostly gone now thanks to a couple of days of strong winds.

The most popular areas still have good bubbles to be found but expect the ice to be cloudier than we would normally see at this time of the year. This is likely to clear back up, as we’ve seen in past winters when we get rain in January (it happens almost every year).

Yesterday we found some of the clearest ice about 2 km across the lake. There were some very interesting cracks there but no bubbles.

The forecast for the next few days includes showers on Friday night followed by temperatures around 10C for the weekend. This should help clear the ice for the weekend but could make the start of the week a little more challenging once it re-freezes.

As always, the highest risks on Abraham Lake are on the rocky shoreline as you approach the lake and while standing on the ice near the shore. Make sure to brush off on your ice safety skills before you head out.

Where to Go

There are good pockets of bubbles to be found from the access at the Ice Bubbles parking lot and Abraham Slabs.

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