Warm Weather Threatens Lake Memphremagog International Fly-In
February 17, 2011 — Organizers for this weekend’s international Ski Fly Meet on Lake Memphremagog along the border of Vermont and Quebec, Canada, are watching the weather closely in hopes that conditions are safe for the third annual event to take place Sunday, February 20. It had originally been set for Saturday, but George Weller, EAA 185481, of Stanstead, Quebec/Derby Line, Vermont, told EAA the weather forecast is for warm and rain on Friday, February 18, creating slushy and unsafe conditions on the lake.
However, he wrote in an e-mail, “It is supposed to be cold Saturday and Sunday, which will freeze the slush that develops from the rain Friday.” With plenty of snow on the lake, there are no pickup trucks and few snowmobiles on it, and one local resident Weller spoke with said he does not trust the ice.
“I guess I will have to send out an e-mail Saturday afternoon as to whether it will be OK for planes on skis,” he added. “It will not be OK for planes on wheels this year due to all the snow.”
Those who have not already done so should e-mail Weller to get the final word on Saturday.