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Shore Ice

January 26, 2016

It has been cold long enough that the shore ice is starting to build up. My speculation is that as the tide goes out some of the water will freeze where it is thin. Obviously, the colder it is then the more ice that will form. Also if the tide goes out during the night, it is generally colder then. When the tide comes in some melting may occur, particularly since the water has a salt content, but not enough to undo all the previous freezing. Of course, at some later date it will be consistently warm enough to melt everything. But for now the ice has been slowing getting thicker and thicker.

Both pictures were taken within a half mile of our residence.

Tide is out with the morning sun.

Tide is out with the morning sun.


Ice breaks up when stranded by the outgoing tide.

Ice breaks up when stranded by the outgoing tide.


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