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Got a question for all you physics guru's out there. Does a lake make ice faster the colder it gets? Or is it constant under 32 deg?

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Umm. I'd imagine water freezes faster as the temperature is colder?

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i am NO physics person but ice house thinking says yes it would lol

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Yes it freezes faster the colder it gets.

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From a technical standpoint, yes it does. However when you factor in the ever thickening ice and it's insulation factor it slows.

eg, if you had two freezers, one at 25 degrees, and one at 0 degrees, and put a ice cube tray (with water) in each, the colder freezer will have frozen the water first.

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Got a question for all you physics guru's out there. Does a lake make ice faster the colder it gets? Or is it constant under 32 deg?

Here are some charts that might help you with the info you're looking for.

Ice_th1.jpg

icethic.jpg

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It says...yepper it do get thicker the colder...even though it slows as it gets thicker it slows for all temps, and of course the colder keeps making more...because its colder... cool

Of course Sunlight and Snow Cover could have significant impacts on these figures... eek

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Using that chart and figuring in the average temp over the last 24 hours (high of 20 yesterday and it's 5 right now), it should have made 2 inches or more here. There was a quarter inch of snow on the ice yesterday so even if I cut that 2 inches in half, there should be at least 3 inches out there today.

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That's how I see it! I'll have a line in a hole by the end of the weekend!!

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