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Crazy Weather

yonsonyonson Member Posts: 891 ✭✭✭

We live on a lake on west side of Minneapolis, it froze over for the winter just 4 weeks ago (or so I thought). People were out walking on it last Thursday. Temperature went up to 55 on Christmas Eve & 54 Christmas Day (all-time records), with all-day rains - this morning the ice was gone. We've lived here since 1991 and never saw anything this bizarre. Local weatherman said Santa might show up in shorts and a red convertible. What next?

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  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,791 ******

    pretty unusual. Always use caution around any 'frozen' body of water. Glad no accidents reported during the thaw.

  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,410 ✭✭✭✭

    Been a little warm here in mid-Michigan as well. Our pond has frozen over and thawed about 3 times so far. Mid 50's today and several motorcycles went by on the road. I can't remember the last time I saw any bikes around here past the first of December and back then those were the die-hard guys riding in full snowmobile suits. What worries me is that it all averages out, so it will probably be really crappy before spring gets here. Bob

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,791 ******

    Been mild here also, but I know what's yet to come. It can hit in the blink of the eye.

  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭✭

    Johnny doesn’t go out on that ice anymore, I’ve fell through two different times. When you first go through the ice it’s not that bad at first, but after 2 or 3 seconds, and that water hits the skin, IT IS COLD !!!

    I do all my ice fishing anymore at Lake HyVee grocery store. Lol

  • William81William81 Member Posts: 24,507 ✭✭✭✭

    I can relate, I only went through the ice once...... that was enough for me..

  • desmo Ddesmo D Member Posts: 20

    I've live here, Minnesota, for over 50 years and have never seen anything like this. I was up to Bemidji just before Christmas, and Lake Bemidji was still not iced in. crazy!

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,161 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Four days of rain and some water in cellar. Shutter to think if that had been snow. Global warming? Maybe, maybe not? One more day and NO SNOW this year. -----------Ray

  • asopasop Member Posts: 8,889 ✭✭✭✭

    yonson-Not Minatonka by chance? We live on Delavan and they're still fishing it out in boats🤔

  • yonsonyonson Member Posts: 891 ✭✭✭

    We are on Eagle Lake (about 400 acres) in Maple Grove - no ice & there was a fishing boat out there yesterday. Never saw that before. I suspect there will be no ice fishing here this winter. BTW, if Minnesota used Wisconsin's criteria for the definition of a lake, we would have 14,000. When I meet folks from out-of-state, I advise them not to drive at night - if they run off the road they will probably drown.

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