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28% now.... come on warm weather!  Superior is still 77% covered in ice... sheesh

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Surface ice cover does not equate with underwater ice packed deeper by the high winds that can shove ice to the bottom of the lake. We are interested mainly in surface water temperatures that control the metabolism of the fish and their catch rates. Lake Erie ice waters flow from the Niagara river mainly but also Port Weller and Port Dahlousie, the original ports of the canals.

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Where is everyone getting the ice coverage percentage?

 

I'm sure the continued warm last night, warm this morning and imminent rain / wind will put another "whoopin'" on it today until the chill tonight / tomorrow...

 

C'mon Power Authority!  PULL THE BOOM!!!!

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Where is everyone getting the ice coverage percentage?

 

I'm sure the continued warm last night, warm this morning and imminent rain / wind will put another "whoopin'" on it today until the chill tonight / tomorrow...

 

C'mon Power Authority!  PULL THE BOOM!!!!

 

This link shows the ice coverages by day:  http://coastwatch.gl...13_2014_ice.dat

 

The ice needs to be at less than 250 sq. miles before they pull the boom.... that equates to about 2.5% coverage

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Where is everyone getting the ice coverage percentage?

I'm sure the continued warm last night, warm this morning and imminent rain / wind will put another "whoopin'" on it today until the chill tonight / tomorrow...

C'mon Power Authority! PULL THE BOOM!!!!

What's the rush Matt? Your traditional "Memorial weekend" trip should be perfect.

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What's the rush Matt? Your traditional "Memorial weekend" trip should be perfect.

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Because we'll be up there by 5/6/14

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The Power Authority revenues from the Niagara River are a million dollars a minute and if their intakes are obstructed by ice flows more power has to be purchased from the Canadians or Carbon producing power plants.

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Down to 23% coverage.  Getting the boom pulled for me is the #1 factor determining when my season starts.  My slip is in youngstown, and the docks don't go in until the ice goes past.  

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Imagery from today

 

Good news.... the ice pack is greatly diminished.  Bad news, what's left is probably pretty thick ice.

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The word I recieved today was that the Ice Boom may not get removed until the middle of May because the Ice thickness from Point Abino to Buffalo is still over 3ft thick!

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The word I recieved today was that the Ice Boom may not get removed until the middle of May because the Ice thickness from Point Abino to Buffalo is still over 3ft thick!

 

Well that's the opposite of good.

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What a year to pick to fish the west end spring tourney's not great news I hope its incorrect.

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Looks like the Rochester Basin is going to be the hot spot this spring.  The Niagara will be ice cold while the Genesee is dumping nice warm water into the Rochester basin of the lake.  We will see. Only time will tell. 

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That's got to be wrong. At the rate its losing ice it will be gone in 2 weeks.

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That's got to be wrong. At the rate its losing ice it will be gone in 2 weeks.

I truly hope you're right.

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