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Lake Erie ice cover

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Quite a bit of fracturing.  You know we all have cabin fever when we are monitoring satellite photos.

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I travel the skyway to Buffalo daily and it gives you a nice 200' high view of the lake. Yesterday and today I saw a coast guard cutter out there working the ice. Hopefully that will help speed things up and the boom can come out.

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Down to 10% as of today.  70's tomorrow and 50's - 60's rest of the week, that should just about do it I would imagine.

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Coming home to Erie from the Oak yesterday morning there was ice as far as you could see from Erie eastward. Some sheets were stacked 30 feet in the air and laid on top of other sheets. It looked like white houses as far out as you could see off Barcelona. You guys chomping at the bit to have them remove the boom should be careful what you wish for. When that boom comes out the ice ends up in our lake and , depending on wind direction, could shut the entire west end down. It happened in the late 80's and early 90's--olcott and Wilson were completely shut off!

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What we need is a couple days of good stiff NE winds to push the ice field into the warmer western and central basins of Erie, where the ice will waterlog, sink/melt and go away forever.  Or at least until next winter.

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Coming home to Erie from the Oak yesterday morning there was ice as far as you could see from Erie eastward. Some sheets were stacked 30 feet in the air and laid on top of other sheets. It looked like white houses as far out as you could see off Barcelona. You guys chomping at the bit to have them remove the boom should be careful what you wish for. When that boom comes out the ice ends up in our lake and , depending on wind direction, could shut the entire west end down. It happened in the late 80's and early 90's--olcott and Wilson were completely shut off!

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My season doesn't start until that ice comes past so selfishly I need that to happen.

Edited by tlox

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Looking at the 10 day weather, looks like a good amount of E NE wind next week hopefully with some rain mixed in.

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Today there still was 400 square miles of Ice on Eastern Lake Erie! Possible after another look next Monday they may start pulling the boom if the Ice is not to thick!

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Yup.... down to 5% now.  Going to be a lot of debris on the water all around the bar for a bit once that boom gets pulled so everyone be careful motoring out.

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i traveled rt 5 west (skyway) from buffalo at 4pm today, up 200' on the skyway I could ice as far as Sturgeon pt and as far as I could see to the north as well. No open water at all

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Corps of engineers said Monday might be the day based on the current rate of ice loss.

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http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/webdata/cwops/html/modis/modis.php?region=e&page=1&template=subℑ=a1.14114.1828.LakeErie.143.250m.jpg

 

From Sturgeon Point across to Point Abino, it appears to be solid ice. To the west, loose free floating ice. The southern shoreline has a lot of open water.

 

http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/erie/e3.html

 

Lake Erie surface water temperature

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I'll be curious to see the next satellite photos after the East wind these few days and see if it helped break up the ice pack a bit

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Excuse my dumb question, but what is this ice boom that I've been reding about on this thread?

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