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Offline PackMan111

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Optimal ice making conditions?
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:16:49 PM »
Hey Everyone,

As anyone in the Pocono, PA area knows for sure it's been crazy windy.

I was curious if you guys have a general rule of thumb as to how high of a wind ice can start to form in.

For example, if it's 15 degrees but wind with 10 MPH gusts - will water "skim up"? What about 15 MPH?


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Optimal ice making conditions?
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:16:49 PM »

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Re: Optimal ice making conditions?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 09:51:11 PM »
Wind can really mess things up. Even if you get some ice forming the wind will push it down the lake into a pile along the shore. Last night Frances Sloum lake froze over in the shallower and more sheltered side but the wind blew the ice off the deeper open section. Even there a smaller spot that is out of the wind got iced over. The wind os slacking off and things will look a lot different by this time next weekend. Meanwhile get out and check some spots you may find some. Lower Promised Land State Park or some of the coves on Upper Promised Land might be decent tomorrow.
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Re: Optimal ice making conditions?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 12:32:03 AM »
Just got a nice pic of a private lake (90 acres) that iced over; probably last night. I was surprised since it is north of Stroudsburg but not at real elevation, and it has been windy for three days. I'm two hours South but still it's looking good for some ice in the near future. Could even be possible for us to get some ice in the Southeast. ::) Dead clear and 23 here and the wind is down. Be safe everyone especially on older ice the refroze.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 12:38:34 AM by Van_Cleaver »

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