River Ice Statement
Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1040 AM CST WED APR 01 2015

...MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ILLINOIS RIVER ICE STATEMENT...

                ICE COVER CONDITIONS AS OF 04/01/15
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MISSISSIPPI RIVER

NO ICE HAS BEEN REPORTED ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FOR SEVERAL DAYS NOW.
WE SHOULD REMAIN ICE FREE UNTIL NEXT NOVEMBER.

WATER TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 36 TO 39 DEGREES FROM LD1 TO LD13 AND
41 TO 50 DEGREES FROM LD14 TO LD27.

THE FINAL ICE MEASUREMENTS FOR THE SEASON ON LAKE PEPIN WERE TAKEN ON
MARCH 24.

ILLINOIS RIVER SYSTEM (CHICAGO/ILLINOIS R)

NO ICE HAS BEEN REPORTED ON THE ILLINOIS RIVER FOR SEVERAL DAYS. WE
SHOULD REMAIN ICE FREE UNTIL NEXT WINTER.

WATER TEMPERATURES ON THE ILLINOIS RANGED FROM 39 TO 50 DEGREES.

DATA SOURCE: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS LOCK STATUS REPORT AT
 HTTP://CORPSLOCKS.USACE.ARMY.MIL/LPWB/F?P=121:4:0:::::
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CURRENT CONDITIONS AS OF 04/01/15:
SEE THE COMMENTS ABOVE FOR DETAILS.

OUTLOOK FOR NEXT 7 DAYS:

AIR TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE A LITTLE ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE NEXT
TWO WEEKS.  TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING WILL BE LIMITED TO THE NORTH
DURING THE NIGHT.  DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
40S TO THE 70S.

BASED ON THESE FACTORS...NO MORE ICE IS EXPECTED ON THE MISSISSIPPI OR
ILLINOIS RIVERS UNTIL NEXT NOVEMBER.

THIS WILL THE LAST ISSUANCE OF THIS PRODUCT FOR THE SEASON.

WE WILL RESUME ISSUING ICE STATEMENTS ONCE AGAIN NEXT SEASON AROUND
MID TO LATE NOVEMBER DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS AT THAT TIME.

...BSITES...

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