I measured 1 inch of new snow this morning. It was feathery light - like angel dust, and dry; it measured only .03 of water content. The snow sparkled in the sunlight and everything looked brilliantly clean. Fred got these pictures.
Later today he went to West Danville to pick up the mail and other items and stopped at the fishing access on his way home. He talked to some ice fishermen and found out the ice is about 12 inches thick. I'm guessing that will change in the next few days with below zero temperatures forecast for some nights. I'm still surprised the pond froze over only once this year - no thaws and refreezing at all. We're making new lore in some areas, it seems.