Ice On Susquehanna River After Arctic Blast

Another year and more arctic air. This time it stayed below freezing from December 27th through January 7th. with most of those days having highs n the teens and lows in the single digits. This seems to be a common thing the past few years. Wonder what’s causing that. These patterns seem to be locking in the past few years.

It’s finally warmed up a bit so we decided to head out for a nice walk on the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail to check out the ice on the Susquehanna not to mention get some fresh air. We’re very fortunate to have close access to such an awesome trail! It’s a shame there are no unfound caches by us on this section of trail.

There were a few open areas in the ice but the river was still mostly frozen over even after being in the 40s yesterday and 50s today.

Lots of ice still on the river near the railroad bridge. Lots of ice still on the river near the railraod bridge

Looking upstreem from the railroad bridge

Ice under the Shocks Mill railroad bridge. Ice Under Shocks Mill bridge

It doesn’t look like there will be heavy rain and hopefully there isn’t to reduce the risk of flooding from all the ice breaking up.