Too cold to snow – likely too cold to do much outside today. Thankfully the radio stations have brought back “Baby it’s cold outside” because we will all be humming that today. The cold front extends right down well into Florida where it is only 5C this morning in Port Charlotte. The skating pools there are starting to form up!! There is a front of warm wet trying come north from the mid west, but it is being transformed into a snow storm somewhere around Kansas City and St Louis. This weather does continue through the weekend with highs of -11C until Monday when it gets up to -5C
Our opening temperature starts at -21C (FL -30C) and will thaw a wee bit through the day getting to -14C (FL -20C) in the afternoon and -16C (FL -22) overnight.
The UV index will be on today as the sun will be out of through much of the day.
The reflective index is strong as the remaining snow is one of the best mirrors for sunshine. Not sure sunglasses will be needed today!!
The Pond Index is at Strong. As always, caution is needed on any frozen surface. This next while might change the dynamics of the lake ice.
Road report – the roads seem good this morning in Muskoka. There are some partially covered roads around Collingwood if you are headed there for some skiing.
School Busses are RUNNING today. Bundle up for that walk and wait portion of your journey. For current info on the busses click here.
The Ski Resorts are nicely open – more here. Tis the time to hit the slopes! Watch out for frostbite!
Some snowmobile trails in Central Ontario are trying to open around Algonquin Park and north of Sudbury. The run from Timmins to Hearst seems mostly open. For the remainder of Ontario, they are showing as closed. Click here for more information on the status of registered trails.
98 days til we are back on the golf course. Follow this count here. When you should not be outside fore long on a day like today, or when you can’t golf outside fore the next few months, you can still keep your game sharp on the HiDef simulator at Muskoka Highlands. Click here to book your tee time on the simulator.
The Winter Simulator League is underway now. Click here to join. You can still play!