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Snow on the ice. (not "smoke on the water") ha...ha...?

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Was at the local fishing hole last weekend with 7 to 8 inches of clear ice. Since then we received 6" of dry, fluffy snow. Will this degrade the ice or make it not as safe? (sorry for the newbie question) thanks.

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No its not going to hurt the ice. Reason that i say that is becuase its fluffy snow. If we were talking about wet heavy snow, then that snow will push the ice down. Should be ok

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buttt. the fluffy snow does act as an insulating blanket, and will keep the ice from getting thicker faster. i believe that the studies that were done said one foot of snow will have as much as twenty degrees difference in temp. being warmer one foot below the snow, than on the surface. ... paul

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