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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #30 on: Oct 21, 2021, 03:48 PM »
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #31 on: Oct 21, 2021, 04:11 PM »
Looks good for me :)

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #32 on: Oct 21, 2021, 05:19 PM »
We still haven't even had a frost yet, and nothing below 38 in the 10 day forecast here  :'(

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #33 on: Oct 21, 2021, 05:23 PM »
Patience my friend. It will come. But yeah, I'm ready too.
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #34 on: Oct 21, 2021, 08:46 PM »
Got another 3 inches this morning.  I cant remember the last time weve had this much snow this early.  Ive had 20 inches come down since sept 23 but its been going through warming spells and most of it is melting off.  The temps are supposed to really drop next week so I think it will be here for good after that.  This could turn out to be an awesome winter but I do hope it goes easy on the moose they really need a break after two hard winters in a row. 
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #35 on: Oct 22, 2021, 10:50 AM »
The ice belt has hitched higher up like an old man's waist line in the last 30 years. I don't see more than four to six weeks of hard water around here, and that may be split into a week between now and Christmas, and then the rest around Valentine's Day.

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #36 on: Oct 22, 2021, 12:16 PM »
The ice belt has hitched higher up like an old man's waist line in the last 30 years. I don't see more than four to six weeks of hard water around here, and that may be split into a week between now and Christmas, and then the rest around Valentine's Day.

I'm ready to sell off shelters, since I ain't gonna get to use 'em

I'm at about the same latitude as you, and we've had the same trend. Fishable ice is getting less and less common here. Last year we had about a week of it right after Xmas, then had a meltoff and open water for a good part of January, then got ice again through most of February before it melted off for good at the end of the month.

We've had a couple years in the past 15 where we never even got ice.  :-\ 2 winters ago came real close... had 4 days of walkable ice all season. It's definitely trending toward less ice in general in this area, aside from when we get a big cold shot.

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #37 on: Oct 25, 2021, 02:32 AM »
I just hope we get hit hard with snow, even if that means no ice fishing.

Drought here in Utah is the worst I have ever seen, our lakes look like ponds and its a bit scary
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #38 on: Oct 25, 2021, 03:51 AM »


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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #40 on: Nov 10, 2021, 02:26 PM »
The ice belt has hitched higher up like an old man's waist line in the last 30 years. I don't see more than four to six weeks of hard water around here, and that may be split into a week between now and Christmas, and then the rest around Valentine's Day.

I'm ready to sell off shelters, since I ain't gonna get to use 'em

I just moved to Lincoln this spring. This is not the post I wanted to read today!  :'( Guess I'll be driving north some this winter.

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #41 on: Nov 11, 2021, 01:00 PM »
My area seldom gets fishable ice anymore! Worse every year!!  :%$#!:
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #42 on: Nov 11, 2021, 08:43 PM »
Plenty of ice up here Old Sailor, your welcome anytime.  If it makes you feel any better we are in the middle of a blizzard and have received 2 foot plus of snow since 9pm last night. 
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #43 on: Nov 12, 2021, 12:46 PM »
It's spitting the first few snowflakes of the season here as we speak. Local weathermen, and online are all saying we're going to get a dusting tomorrow night into Sunday morning. The ground isn't frozen, so it won't stick around long.

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #44 on: Nov 12, 2021, 01:50 PM »
I don't trust any weather forecasts out more than 24 hours. And at 48 hours out, I'd give them 50:50 chance on being right...

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #45 on: Nov 12, 2021, 09:01 PM »
I don't trust any weather forecasts out more than 24 hours. And at 48 hours out, I'd give them 50:50 chance on being right...
That was true 20 years ago but they are far better at accurate long range predictions now.
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #46 on: Nov 13, 2021, 08:16 AM »
All I heard was El Nina is here again this year so I am planning on it being closer to last years conditions which were not very good.
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #47 on: Nov 13, 2021, 10:24 AM »
3 day is usually fairly accurate around here. Out past that by much, you never know.

We got a dusting of snow last night, and a bit of it stuck around until sunup this morning. Supposed to get a bit more tonight, but the real snow is tracking north of here.


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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #49 on: Nov 15, 2021, 09:21 AM »
Woke up this morning to 2 above here at the house and -23 up at the lake. I could probably drag the hardside out next week if I was putting it out this year but Ive got bigger plans.
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #50 on: Nov 15, 2021, 09:26 AM »
Supposed to be below freezing at night the next week or so straight here, but I don't really put much thought into it for ice until late into December around here. Watching it more for deer season, which opens on Friday. Looks like it should be pretty good this year. No rain or sleet in there, at least.

A fishable freeze up before Xmas would be a once in a century fluke in my neck of the woods.

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #51 on: Nov 15, 2021, 09:36 AM »
Been in uppers 20's to around 32* at nite here for the last week. Same for this week, say the weather morjits.
Might actually be making ice soon if this keeps up.
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #52 on: Nov 15, 2021, 09:56 AM »
Over 60 here yesterday and more of the same today. Hey AK can you send  some of that weather down here please????

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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #53 on: Nov 16, 2021, 12:07 AM »
Sure no problem.  I turned the fan off a few winters ago because our winters were sucking pretty bad so I wanted to keep what I had.  After last winter and the winter before that I thing I can afford to share a little.  Drifter is going to have to catch up I dont think hes even seen a negative (Fahrenheit) temp yet this year.  Kind of counting on that ice road.😉
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Re: WINTER 2021/2022
« Reply #54 on: Nov 20, 2021, 09:26 AM »
-36 up at the lake right now with a light band of Aurora overhead.  Im sitting right around -10 here at the house.  For those of you who want to see some ice google lake Louise lodge and click on weather and you will be able to see the webcam and weather gauge.  Hey Missoula you sure you still want some of this?
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