Monday, February 28, 2011

Photo Of The Day February 28

Icy Fraser

For the latter part of last week the Greater Vancouver area had a cold snap, with overnight temperatures dipping as low as -8ÂșC. As a result the region experienced a small blast of snow on Saturday. The weather changed quickly, and the coast returned to its' usual rainy conditions by mid-morning on Sunday. Most of the 3-6 inches of snow in the area has melted already. 

I enjoyed the cold snap while it lasted and took a few shots down by the Fraser River, which was covered by thin chunks of ice. The temperature was not low enough in the Greater Vancouver area long enough for the ice to develop on the river here, so the ice likely formed much further up river. It was unusual to say the least, and hearing the chunks of ice collide was even stranger.