View Full Version : No ice at Thanksgiving
11-25-2009, 03:05 PM
Does anyone remember the Northwoods without ice on the lakes at Thanksgiving and had safe ice to snowmobile at Christmas time? Just getting a little nervous about the family trip to St Germain.
11-25-2009, 08:59 PM
Yeah, in Northern MI Lower, Large lakes, at least the one I'm on, doesn't freeze over until after New Years and I've noticed each year over the past 20 yrs or so that its later and later into Jan. And usually a COLD snap blows in and at least makes it a walkable 3 or 4" by end of Jan
Sumptin's goin on here long range.
11-26-2009, 08:41 AM
Back in the mid 80's I was in Three Lakes grilling the turkey in a T-shirt and temps in the low 60's.
11-27-2009, 11:14 AM
the last several years here in Ontonagon area, I dont think there has been much more than a thin film of ice by this time of year. out of the last 5 or so, i think most have had questionable ice (imho) by christmas. i see people on it with machines....but at a couple inches it sure is going to vary.
I remember 15yrs or so ago in lower mich that the lakes would have ice by the last day of Nov (end of deer season) but havent seen that in quite some time.
i think ice around here is normal for this time of year...but that will change soon.
11-29-2009, 08:32 PM
I saw a small northern WI lake about 70% frozen over this morning, with a nice dusting of white over the surface. It looked nice!
11-30-2009, 11:03 AM
If it gets cold then no problem getting enough ice for sleds in a month.
11-30-2009, 11:39 AM
Maybe Al Gore was right. DOH!
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