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so i was reading on line today that the DNR says that if its above freezing for 6 hours in a 24 hour period to double the ice thickness guidelines and if its over freezing for 24 hours to stay off all together, whats everyone's take on this i know they have safety in mind but does the ice break down that fast, dosent the snow help protect it from the heat.

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Warmer weather could mean ice dangers

(Released January 9, 2013)

With several days of temperatures hovering above and below freezing, 32°F, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding everyone not to let their guard down when traveling out on a frozen lake, river or pond.

With days of warmer than normal temperatures, it doesn’t take long to make the ice brittle, said Kara Owens, DNR boat and water safety specialist. “Anglers or snowmobilers might be safe in one spot one day, but might fall through in the same place the very next day.”

So far this winter, there have been no ice-related deaths in Minnesota. Last winter, four people died after falling through the ice.

“We want people to get out and enjoy our weather, but remember ice is never 100 percent safe,” she said. “Don’t put yourself or someone else in danger by going out on thin ice. No fish is worth your life.”

DNR clear ice minimum thickness recommendations are:

4 inches for walking.

5 inches for a snowmobile or ATV.

8-12 inches for a car.

12-15 inches for a medium-sized truck.

Owens added when the temperature rises above freezing for six hours during a 24 hour period, people should double the recommended minimum thicknesses. If temperatures rise above freezing for 24 hours or more, they should stay off the ice.

Owens recommends anyone heading out on the ice should: wear a life jacket, carry a set of ice picks, check with a local bait shop or resort— ask about ice conditions— and measure the ice.

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I don't expect us to lose any ice, unless we have a good rainfall. Night temps are still quite below freezing which should balance out the 36 degree daytime temps.

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Most lakes right now have 12" of ice. I don't think a short warm up will cause any hickups on ice concerns.

What will be of concern is glare ice and doing 360's with the auger when popping holes lol.

weather for 55448. No problem!

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What will be of concern is glare ice and doing 360's with the auger when popping holes lol.

is that really a concern or is that going to be some entertainment

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As long as people keep their speed down and don't bunch up, these temporary warm temperatures shouldn't hurt the ice for the season. But use caution and vigilance to minimize risk.

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i didnt think what they were saying was total fact thats why i wanted to ask some of you veterans, ill be up north this weekend where its cold anyways, if anything maybe this will melt the snow to make it easier for my lazy butt to pull my sled

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Once the snow cover melts around the metro area. Prepare to go deeper.

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As long as people keep their speed down and don't bunch up, these temporary warm temperatures shouldn't hurt the ice for the season. But use caution and vigilance to minimize risk.

yea good luck with that, i was just out last weekend on wacoina and there were people going well over 50 probably closer to 70 on 13" of ice

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Sometimes I wonder if the people at the DNR and Sheriff's offices who pubish warnings like this are native to the north, or if they moved here from a southern state and don't really know much about ice. I've only lived in MN for 18 years, moved here from PA, but I can't recall ever seeing all the warnings we've been getting the past few years.

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Are you serious??

the resorts post a 10 mph and you saw some silly-me clowns going over 50 mph???

""yea good luck with that, i was just out last weekend on wacoina and there were people going well over 50 probably closer to 70 on 13" of ice""

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Are you serious??

the resorts post a 10 mph and you saw some silly-me clowns going over 50 mph???

""yea good luck with that, i was just out last weekend on wacoina and there were people going well over 50 probably closer to 70 on 13" of ice""

oh yea they were for sure going over 50 by how much ground they were covering, i had a guy go 10 yards from me at probably 20, and holy carp does that make the ice pop and bang

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