Category Archives: Weather

27 December 2020: Clary Lake Opens Up

Clary Lake completely froze over on December 19th, but warm temperatures, high winds, and heavy rain on Christmas Day has melted off most of the ice. There’s still some ice in the coves, especially along the south shore. We’ll make … Continue reading

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19 December 2020: Clary Lake Frozen Over

After consulting with the two Davids (David Hodsdon and David Knight) we’ve concluded that Clary has finally iced over but it will likely at least partially melt off again on Christmas day as we’re expecting a storm bringing an inch … Continue reading

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24 September 2020: Drought Worsens [UPDATED]

The drought conditions affecting Maine and much of the Northeast are worsening with no relief in sight. Much of the State of Maine is now in Severe Drought (graphic, at left) including Lincoln County. Until today we were in Moderate … Continue reading

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Drought Conditions

A while ago we had a Drought Monitor page on the website, but it stopped being supported and finally stopped working. I’ve added this U.S. Drought Monitor graphic to the Weather page. When I originally posted this article on June … Continue reading

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28 March 2020: We Have An Ice Out Contest Winner!

Finally! David Hodsdon has proclaimed this year’s ice out date to be March 27th. That was the day when all the ice was completely gone from the coves and inlets around the lake. That makes Linda Gallion (picture at left, … Continue reading

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22 March 2020: Ice Taking Its Time Going Out

This Clary Cam 3 video from this morning shows just how leisurely Ice Out is this year 🙂

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2020 Clary Lake Ice Out Contest

I’ve wanted to have an Ice-Out contest for years but never found the wherewithal to actually do it. Until now. Guess the correct ice-out date and win a “We Give A Dam” tee shirt. FYI, the earliest the lake has … Continue reading

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17 December 2019: Clary Iced-In For The 3rd Time! [UPDATED]

Clary Lake has had a hard time staying frozen this year! It initially completely froze over on December 4th and remained well frozen for a week. Then warm temperatures and heavy rains caused it to mostly open up again on … Continue reading

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05 July 2019: Moderate Algae Bloom in Progress

You may have noticed a green scum drifting on the lake surface recently or seen loads of green particles suspended in the water and thought it was pollen. Well, it does look a lot like the pine pollen that was … Continue reading

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24 April 2019: Water Over The Dam

We’ve received a lot of rain over the past week resulting in a full lake and a nice sedate outflow over the dam. Older folks will recall that this is what Spring is like on Clary Lake. There’s about 2.5″ … Continue reading

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