Lake of the Woods Ice Piles, 6 Dec 2006.

Ice Pile Photos | Weather Maps | Metar Observation
Elliott Olson, a SkyWarn Spotter from the Warroad, MN, area reports:
I thought you guys would like to see the results of yesterday's windy weather
up at Rocky Point (Lake of the Woods). The first picture is just a reference
shot from this summer. These ice piles were at least 15' high at the peaks.
I don't think we had significant open water on the lake itself, only at the
upwind side and only as wide as a wide river, though I didn't go upwind to look
(in Canada). Arnessen’s Resort reported that the ice was nearly perfect the night
before that wind, at least 6" thick. Then the next morning it was all cracked up
by the wind with large areas of solid sheet ice, with plenty of pressure ridges.
...and of course these piled up ice chunks, or ice piles, against the shoreline.
Typical summertime open water view at Rocky Point marina and breakwater...
Typical summertime open water view at Rocky Point marina and breakwater...

Rocky Point marina with December 6th ice piles...against the breakwater...
Rocky Point marina with December 6th ice piles...against the breakwater...

View across the  breakwater top onto cozy ice fishing spot... with ice auger...
View across the breakwater top onto cozy ice fishing spot... with ice auger...

View back along the breakwater towards the shore...
View back along the breakwater towards the shore...

Pressure map around 4pm CST on 6 Dec 2006... showing tight pressure gradient across northern Minnesota and the Lake of the Woods...
Pressure map around 4pm CST on 6 Dec 2006... showing tight pressure
gradient across northern Minnesota and the Lake of the Woods...

Close up view of surface pressure map around 3pm CST on 6 Dec 2006... showing surface observations at Warroad, Flag Island, and Baudette Minnesota... surrounding the Lake of the Woods...
Close up view of surface pressure map around 3pm CST on 6 Dec 2006...
showing surface observations at Warroad, Flag Island, and Baudette Minnesota...
surrounding the Lake of the Woods...

Visible Satelite imagery of northern Minnesota at around 145pm CST on 6 Dec 2006... showing cumulus clouds bands oriented from NNW to SSE across the Lake of the Woods area...
Visible Satelite imagery of northern Minnesota at around 145pm CST on 6 Dec 2006...
showing cumulus clouds bands oriented from NNW to SSE across the Lake of the Woods area...

            Baudette MN Airport AWOS Observations: (winds gust to 24kts or 28mph)
            SPECI KBDE 062102Z AUTO 32019G24KT 1 1/2SM -SN SCT012 BKN024 OVC029 M16/M20 A3025 RMK AO2
            METAR KBDE 062053Z AUTO 32017KT 4SM -SN OVC026 M16/M20 A3024 RMK AO2 SNB53 SLP269 P0000 60000 T11561200 53028
            Flag Island MN ASOS Observations: (winds gust to 24kts or 28mph)
            METAR KFGN 062155Z AUTO 31016KT 10SM SCT029 M16/M20 A3033 RMK AO2
            METAR KFGN 062135Z AUTO 32019KT 10SM SCT029 M15/M21 A3031 RMK AO2
            METAR KFGN 062116Z AUTO 33019G24KT 10SM SCT025 SCT031 M15/M20 A3030 RMK AO2
            METAR KFGN 062055Z AUTO 33018G23KT 10SM BKN027 M15/M20 A3028 RMK AO2
            METAR KFGN 062035Z AUTO 32018KT 7SM BKN029 M15/M20 A3026 RMK AO2
            METAR KFGN 062016Z AUTO 33020G24KT 4SM HZ OVC029 M15/M19 A3025 RMK AO2
            METAR KFGN 061955Z AUTO 32019KT 4SM HZ OVC025 M15/M19 A3024 RMK AO2
            Warroad MN Airport AWOS Observations: (wind gusts to 25kts or 29mph)
            METAR KRRT 062035Z AUTO 32016G22KT 4SM HZ OVC024 M16/M20 A3027 RMK AO2
            METAR KRRT 062015Z AUTO 31014G20KT 5SM HZ OVC024 M16/M20 A3026 RMK AO2
            METAR KRRT 061955Z AUTO 31012KT 7SM BKN022 M16/M20 A3025 RMK AO2
            METAR KRRT 061937Z AUTO 32015G21KT 5SM HZ OVC022 M15/M20 A3024 RMK AO2
            METAR KRRT 061915Z AUTO 32017G22KT 7SM -SN BKN022 M15/M20 A3023 RMK AO2
            METAR KRRT 061855Z AUTO 32015G21KT 4SM -SN SCT022 M15/M20 A3022 RMK AO2
            METAR KRRT 061835Z AUTO 32019G24KT 1 1/4SM -SN BKN022 M16/M21 A3021 RMK AO2
            METAR KRRT 061815Z AUTO 33017G25KT 1SM -SN BKN022 M16/M21 A3020 RMK AO2
            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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