National Weather Service
North Central River Forecast Center  Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
355  PM CST Tue Jan 29 2013

...Mississippi River and Illinois River Ice Statement...

                Ice cover conditions as of 01/29/13
Mississippi River
Ice depths varied from about 5 to 12 inches at the pools of 
Dams 1 through 13...with the thickest report coming from Dam 7.
Then...south of Dam 13...variable coverages of 1 to 3 inch ice
existed down to about Dam 22.

Illinois River System (Chicago/Illinois R)
 There was a generally light coverage of ice in the north.
 Further south...ice that was in Peoria Lake has appeared to
 diminish or disappear recently. 
Data source: US Army Corps of Engineers Lock Status Report at
Current conditions as of 01/29/13:
See the comments above for details. 

Outlook for next 7 days:
Temperatures are expected to go on a wild rollcoaster ride over
the next two days...going from extremely warm to extremely cold.
Ice development this week may essentially be a wash as ice that
has been lost during the last couple of very warm days may
redevelop once again starting tomorrow into the weekend.

The next Ice Statement will be released on Tuesday..Feb 5 2013.




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