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Ice Breaking on Great Lakes Could Take Months
WBAY ^ | Updated: Mar 10, 2014 4:45 PM CDT | By Jeff Alexander

Posted on 03/12/2014 9:27:57 AM PDT by crz

Edited 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.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Weather
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; greatlakesice; manbearpig

1 posted on 03/12/2014 9:27:57 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

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.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 9:29:22 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

Where’s All Gore? I thought the earth had a fever??? Does the earth have chills instead???? Do we have global warming or not???


3 posted on 03/12/2014 9:31:21 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: crz

Did it kill some Asian Carp? Being Asian, they might not have been able to survive the exterem cold!

(D&R4C)


4 posted on 03/12/2014 9:32:31 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Didn’t you know that global warming causes temperatures to get colder. I have heard stupid liberals say this more than once.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 9:33:55 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 9:34:57 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

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.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 9:41:00 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 9:41:31 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

warm winds would help a lot.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 9:42:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: crz

Yet there are many sheeple that call this ice a direct result of global warming.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 9:42:39 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 9:44:02 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: crz

Don’t worry, Chicago/DesPlaines/Illinois River Longshoremen will control that ice...

as soon as Al Gore gets their contribution!


12 posted on 03/12/2014 9:44:22 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: jsanders2001
Didn’t you know that global warming causes temperatures to get colder. I have heard stupid liberals say this more than once.

All the ice must be dry ice from all of the CO2 emitted from fossil fuel power plants and SUV's.

13 posted on 03/12/2014 9:44:37 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: cripplecreek
warm winds would help a lot.

We have winds, but they ain't warm today! It's bloody cold out there.
14 posted on 03/12/2014 9:44:44 AM PDT by Daus
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To: colorado tanker

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.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 9:44:44 AM PDT by crz
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To: Daus

Whiteout conditions here today.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 9:47:19 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz
Thank God for global warming, or the ice might REALLY be thick!!!
18 posted on 03/12/2014 9:47:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: cripplecreek

Just a reminder to you as to who is in control..and it aint All Gore and his Goreons.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 9:48:45 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

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?)


20 posted on 03/12/2014 9:49:33 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: crz

Don’t the Great Lakes drain out through Lake Erie via Niagara Falls, then Lake Ontario into the St. Lawrence River?


21 posted on 03/12/2014 9:50:28 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: crz

Looks cold but bright and sunny in the UP today.

http://www.exploremunising.com/web-cams/


22 posted on 03/12/2014 9:50:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 9:52:01 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

“Could take months”!? It’s March now. When do they expect to finish breaking the ice? August?


24 posted on 03/12/2014 9:52:43 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Michigan Blizzard of '78

I think we've actually gotten considerably more snow this winter.
25 posted on 03/12/2014 9:53:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Portcall24

True story:

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.


26 posted on 03/12/2014 9:55:12 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: cripplecreek

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.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 9:55:25 AM PDT by crz
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 9:58:43 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

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.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 9:59:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: crz
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30 posted on 03/12/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: crz
Lake Michigan waterfowl having big problems.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 10:11:47 AM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Fair Paul; crz
Don’t the Great Lakes drain out through Lake Erie via Niagara Falls, then Lake Ontario into the St. Lawrence River?

Yes. No connection to anything else.

32 posted on 03/12/2014 10:26:11 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: crz
I don't have time, either, but I do recall that the 70's, when the last ice record was made, were a cold cycle, which led to the panic that we were entering the next ice age.

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.

33 posted on 03/12/2014 10:28:11 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: cripplecreek

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.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 10:28:23 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: jsanders2001
Didn’t you know that global warming causes temperatures to get colder. I have heard stupid liberals say this more than once

I think Rachel Maddow had said something like "Global Warming means extreme weather". Something stupid like that.
35 posted on 03/12/2014 10:28:24 AM PDT by Henderson
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the Uncle Ted!


36 posted on 03/12/2014 10:28:28 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


37 posted on 03/12/2014 10:29:25 AM PDT by rey
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To: crz

Soo locks open on the 25th. It’s going to be a brutal open to shipping season.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Karl Spooner

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.


39 posted on 03/12/2014 10:38:51 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: cripplecreek

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.


40 posted on 03/12/2014 10:41:29 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: crz

It won’t be long until Mother Nature will do it for them. Spring starts next week.


41 posted on 03/12/2014 10:42:08 AM PDT by bgill
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To: rey

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.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: bgill

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.


43 posted on 03/12/2014 11:23:51 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

Yes, it will. Get your sandbags while you can.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 11:27:50 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Henderson
I think Rachel Maddow had said something like "Global Warming means extreme weather". Something stupid like that.

If the logical use for your body is lost on you what else can be next?

45 posted on 03/12/2014 12:32:23 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: metmom; Fair Paul; crz

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!


46 posted on 03/12/2014 1:38:00 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

I didn’t know that.

Well, the Great Lakes are not SUPPOSED to be draining out some other way.


47 posted on 03/12/2014 1:55:42 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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