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.
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