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Ice conditions after all the rain...

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Will this rain affect the ice much if we get the freezing temps later this week?

I would think it would help out and make it last a little longer if we stay cold later this week.

The ice on the lake I was on was really starting to crack a lot this Saturday and Sunday, it sounded pretty bad but there was a LOT of traffic also.

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there has to be alot of rain and high winds and warm temps to hurt the ice. with the thickness of the ice this late in the season we should be fine. just watch out for the access cause they tend to hold alot of water and salt/sand from the trucks and cars. you just have to deal with the water in the mean time before it freezes again

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Were supposed to get to 45 degrees for the next day or so and 40 mph winds... plus all the rain, that can’t help much.

The good thing I see is 3-4 days below freezing in a row at the end of the week, that’s got to help some.

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I was on a NW metro lake on Sunday that had 18 inches of good ice. Depending on the weather temps,regardless of the rain today and tomorrow, I would bet we have a good 4 weeks left.(Fingers Crossed)!

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The accesses at lakes this weekend looked dicey but were for the most part safe. I would assume ice travel will be safe for a while again, just have to be careful as always.

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I was out today near Clearwater and its getting to be a mess out there. Lots of water on the roads and hardly any snow which has turned to slush!

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i checked a lake near cambridge last night and a few near where I work. the only thing the rain did was get rid of the snow. a few degrees above freezing doesn't do much.

as stated above, the access may get messed up, but most of the lakes have 2'+ of ice. it takes quite a few very warm days to mess up that much good ice.

remember though, no ice is 100% safe.

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My sons pulled their three houses off of Minnetonka two days ago. They were sitting in water and ready to freeze in. The landings were trashed. They'll be going back out when things refreeze.

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