Skip to comments.Ice Breaking on Great Lakes Could Take Months
Posted on 03/12/2014 9:27:57 AM PDT by crzEdited on 03/12/2014 9:30:11 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
This winter's harsh weather has brought a record amount of ice to Lake Michigan. The National Weather Service measured the ice cover on Saturday at more than 93-percent, which is the most ice on the lake since the start of record keeping in 1973. The old record was set in 1977.
Just talked to a friend from that area. He is saying that the breaker crews are concerned about damage because of massive amounts of ice.
Where’s All Gore? I thought the earth had a fever??? Does the earth have chills instead???? Do we have global warming or not???
Did it kill some Asian Carp? Being Asian, they might not have been able to survive the exterem cold!
Didn’t you know that global warming causes temperatures to get colder. I have heard stupid liberals say this more than once.
I remember the winter of 76-77 real well. It was a real SOB that year. The next summer was pretty hot also. So if the cycle remains..it will be hot this next summer.
Just to review, so you are current with the latest “science,” this cold winter is just “weather.” If it it hot next summer that is man made climate change.
Dunno about that, but, if you all live along the Ol Miss, I would be a tad concerned. That ice goes south from the upper Miss, and it causes jams.
warm winds would help a lot.
Yet there are many sheeple that call this ice a direct result of global warming.
I don’t know. Our goldfish and Koi in the pond were covered in a thick sheet of ice except for a small hole and they’re fine now. You could see them perfectly still but for the tip of their tail moving every few seconds.
Don’t worry, Chicago/DesPlaines/Illinois River Longshoremen will control that ice...
as soon as Al Gore gets their contribution!
All the ice must be dry ice from all of the CO2 emitted from fossil fuel power plants and SUV's.
No, it is a cycle. Would be curious to go and see what the cycles have been since back then. I aint got time, so have at it. But, try and explain that to the fruits and nuts.
Other than that, it fits just right with the fruit and loons climate change agenda. LOL.
Whiteout conditions here today.
Oh you ought to see how they are pissing and moaning around the Soo because of the ice.
They say some of the pile ups are really thick around the harbors. They’ll have to blast to clear.
Just a reminder to you as to who is in control..and it aint All Gore and his Goreons.
Dude! The upper Midwest STILL talks about the snow storm of January 1978.
College students diving off the roof (5th Floor) of the Science Center into snow drifts...
7-11 out of beer at 4PM SUNDAY with no deliveries scheduled for 4 days.
Up-hill - both ways - over broken glass embeded in the ice on the sidewalk without shoes.
(did I miss anything?)
Don’t the Great Lakes drain out through Lake Erie via Niagara Falls, then Lake Ontario into the St. Lawrence River?
Looks cold but bright and sunny in the UP today.
Just wait! They are a commin. All it would need to do is warm up and have a hell of a t’storm around, with a downpour for about three hours, say, the first of april. Like it did back in the last time this happened around the mid 70s.
“Could take months”!? It’s March now. When do they expect to finish breaking the ice? August?
Late April, 2012: Went to a stormwater retention pond in SW-Suburban Chicago to pick-off panfish with my fly-rod.
While standing on the bank, I noticed that someone had tossed in some hi-viz traffic control devices; fluorescent-orange pieces.
Until that equipment started to swim away from my casts! Large domestic goldfish had been turned loose in the pond. AFIAK, they survive today.
Dont have to remind me..I hear it everyday from calls from the folks from my former home area. They bitch and moan and accusations of being a coward for moving and all that. I admit to it all.
Cant remember that. Why? Because all I remember is wading thourgh snow up to my waist to get home (down a county road fro about a mile) to my wife who called me at work and said she couldnt open the doors in the house anymore. And they were not blocked.
After I shoveled the roof off, we couldnt see out the windows anymore. That was near Munising Michigan.
I generally don’t mind the snow too much but this crap is getting old.
My poor dogs were heartbroken this morning. Yesterday they had bare patches of grown showing for the first time in months and today they have several inches of new snow on them.
Yes. No connection to anything else.
Then we went into a warm cycle in the 80's and most of the 90's that led to the current global warming panic.
We seem to be in a transition cycle right now.
Looks like CNY.
It started snowing here about mid-morning and we’ve had several inches already.
A few miles south of us has had rain so far but it looks like freezing rain is in the works for them.
Thanks for the Uncle Ted!
I used to do that too, before I moved. Pan fly fishing is great fun. So many of the retention ponds and all of those ponds that resulted from the building of over passes are filled with pan fish, some of them monsters.. The are very under fished or not fished at all. After I figured that out, there wasn’t a body of water that I would not cast a line into.
Do you fly fish the lake for salmon? I used to get one on a lure, use a turkey baster to evacuate its stomach, see what it is consuming, match the hatch and beat all the lure guys.
Soo locks open on the 25th. It’s going to be a brutal open to shipping season.
Fof the past 15 years or so the winters round here have been so mild the dirty sheeting Canadian Geese decided to stop half way and hag out here for the winter.
I would be surprised if it took too terribly long. Mr. Sun will make quick work of it when the snow on top melts. Have watched the ice go out on very large lakes before. It is truly amazing. And quick.
It won’t be long until Mother Nature will do it for them. Spring starts next week.
I’m in West Texas now so, I’m taking some “forced” time off. Really trying to get to the LLano River for panfish; I’ve been told it is exceptional.
I have tried “flying” for Steelies in the Au Sable and wasn’t quite successful. My King/Coho trips were always on big water with body-baits.
And...the ONLY reason I would try to draw out the innards of a salmon would be to get roe. Always kept salt&pepper on the boat for a “sashimi” indulgence.
In a couple weeks, we will see news reports of massive flooding as the result of ice jams. The Mississippi watershed and lower great lakes water course will be something else to watch.
Yes, it will. Get your sandbags while you can.
If the logical use for your body is lost on you what else can be next?
Actually, not entirely true. In Chicago, they turned around the river. Now Lake Michigan also drains to the Mississippi Waterway.
It was a big deal for those of us on Lake Erie when IL took our water in a drought to power their hydro electric and flushed it down the Mississippi.
All our boats dragged the bottom.
And they haven’t quit stealing the water!
I didn’t know that.
Well, the Great Lakes are not SUPPOSED to be draining out some other way.
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