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Monday, March 28, 2016

We're singing that old ditty, "Rain, rain go away, come again some other day," and keeping our fingers crossed that it turns cold and keeps the block and flag up for another four days.  These photos were taken this morning by Diane Rossi a little before 9 a.m., and when I went by at about 1 o'clock, it looked exactly the same.  The rain has been pretty steady most of the day, but it's barely above freezing, so any melting is happening very slowly.  The first two ponds still have plenty of ice in them, and there is really not much open water in the big pond except for around the edges next to the shoreline.  We'll keep you posted.

Our son, Bill, who lives in Waterford, goes by Stiles Pond just east of St. Johnsbury every day and he called today to say that pond is open as of this afternoon.  It wasn't open early this morning, but the rain apparently did in the ice. In the past, it has been about a week after Stiles Pond is free of ice before our block sinks.  However, as I've said numerous times before, this is no ordinary year and anything can happen - and probably will.  Right now (a little before 6 o'clock) it seems to have stopped raining.  The temperature is supposed to drop, I believe and we may get some snow overnight into tomorrow.

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