I checked out my ponds last night and the ice is toast. Roach Motel pond had about 20' of open water before the ice started. Another pond had about 40' of water and it was windy and it made me sad watching the waves. Of course if you had a 40' plank to get to the ice, the first few steps would not be too safe.
I drove by Bangs today. Not a soul out there, alive or deceased. The ice made it to shore, but didn't look good. In the middle, it almost looked like open water. Or maybe it was that very clear ice that I photographed X-mas eve. Regardless, the middle looked much different from the rest.
Still hoping for some return of safe conditions.