It acts as if winter is coming early to the North East this year. I was just watching the web cam at Bullock’s Lodge in Boiestown and there is ice well out from the sides of the river and center is running ice. It wouldn’t take too many more days of this weather to freeze the river solid, and this week we may get it. The temps are forecast to be well below normal with lows down in the low teens and highs just barely getting above freezing. Even if it were to freeze it is doubtful that it would hold now a month earlier than normal, but in my 15 years of watching this it is the most advanced I’ve seen the river freeze up for the date.
The season is closed until next April.