National Weather Service
North Central River Forecast Center  Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
930 AM CST Tue Mar 5 2013

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

                Ice cover conditions as of 03/05/13
Mississippi River
  Ice depths varied from about 3 to 13 inches at the locations
that reported the pool conditions of Dams 1 through 13...with the
thickest report coming from Dam 11. Lake Pepin ice measurements
taken back on February 27 averaged 20 to 22 inches.
Very little ice remains at the locations below Dam 13 at this
Illinois River System (Chicago/Illinois R)
  There was a generally light coverage of ice in the far north...
with no ice indicated elsewhere. 
Data source: US Army Corps of Engineers Lock Status Report at
Current conditions as of 03/05/13:
See the comments above for details. 

Outlook for next 7 days:
Temperatures are expected to go from a little below normal now
to a little above normal by the upcoming weekend. Based on this...
we do not anticipate any significant changes to the current
ice conditions.

The next Ice Statement will be released on Tuesday..Mar 12 2013.




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