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Great Lakes Ice Outlook (CLEICELIO)

issued Monday Wednesday Friday


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FZUS81 KCLE 102202
ICELIO

GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
502 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

ACTIVE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN
BE FOUND AT...HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=HAZ&L=GL&P=A

5 DAY ICE DISCUSSION... TEMPERATURES AROUND THE LAKES WILL RUN BELOW
TO MUCH BELOW NORMAL INTO MONDAY MORNING THEN START TO MODERATE
CLOSER TO NORMAL BY MONDAY AFTERNOON. SOME AREAS MAY EVEN SEE
READINGS VERY MUCH BELOW NORMAL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

THE ARCTIC AIR WILL LEAD TO RAPID ICE GROWTH FOR LAKE ERIE THROUGH
SUNDAY NIGHT SO AN ICE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. SHALLOW
AREAS...ESPECIALLY RIVERS...BAYS AND NARROW WATERWAYS IN THE OTHER
LAKES WILL SEE MODERATE ICE GROWTH THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT THEN LITTLE
CHANGE ON MONDAY. OTHER OPEN...DEEPER AREAS ON THE LAKES WILL SEE
SLOW TO LOCALLY MODERATE ICE GROWTH THROUGH DAYBREAK MONDAY.

WINDS WILL MAINLY BE NORTHWEST TO WEST INTO SUNDAY MORNING THEN TURN
OUT OF THE SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. WIND
SPEEDS FROM THE NORTHWEST TO NORTH LATER FRIDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY
MAY INCREASE TO 35 KNOT GALES SO SOME PRESSURING OF THE ICE TOWARD
THE SOUTHEAST MAY OCCUR. HOWEVER...THE MODERATE TO RAPID RATE OF ICE
GROWTH SHOULD LIMIT ICE MOVEMENT AS MOST OF THE ICE REMAINS FASTED
IN PLACE.

THE GREAT LAKES ICE ANALYSIS PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND AT:

HTTP://WWW.NATICE.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GREAT_LAKES.HTML

AND

HTTP://WWW.GLERL.NOAA.GOV/DATA/ICE/#CURRENTCONDITIONS


     MAX WIND AT EACH SITE FOR THE 12 HOUR FCST PERIOD

       LOCATION   TONIGHT      THU  THU NIGHT      FRI  FRI NIGHT
  WEST SUPERIOR         /         /         /         /         /
   MID SUPERIOR         /         /         /         /         /
  EAST SUPERIOR         /         /         /         /         /
 NORTH MICHIGAN         /         /         /         /         /
 SOUTH MICHIGAN         /         /         /         /         /
    NORTH HURON         /         /         /         /         /
      MID HURON         /         /         /         /         /
    SOUTH HURON         /         /         /         /         /
      WEST ERIE         /         /         /         /         /
      EAST ERIE         /         /         /         /         /
CENTRAL ONTARIO         /         /         /         /         /
        TEMPERATURE  FORECASTS FOR SELECTED CITIES

 LOCATION   02/11   02/12   02/13   02/14   02/15   02/16
   DULUTH -11   4  -7  -6 -18  15  -6  27  17  28  15
MARQUETTE   4  15   5   9  -3   6  -6  18  13  25  20  29
 GREENBAY  -1  16   4  15  -3  11  -6  19  12  28  19  32
MILWAUKEE   5  18   8  19   1  11   4  21  17  30  21  34
  CHICAGO   4  21  11  22   3  13   4  22  19  32  23  36
 MUSKEGON  12  21  14  23   5  14   2  19  14  30  22  35
   ALPENA   2  18  12  17  -6   1  -4  15   7  27  18  31
  DETROIT  12  19  15  24   2   9   0  17  14  32  24  35
   TOLEDO  10  23  12  25   5  12   0  19  14  32  24  34
CLEVELAND  12  19   5  24   4   9   2  18  13  32  26  35
  BUFFALO  11  16  13  23   0   2  -4  12  10  32  26  35

A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF THE GREAT LAKES FORECAST TEMPERATURES
CAN BE FOUND AT: HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=TE

A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF WIND ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=WS

FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON WED FEB 10:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
----------------------------------------

   DULUTH,   MN  FEB    9 1508  973
MARQUETTE,   MI  FEB    9 1234  719
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  FEB    9  981  499
 GREENBAY,   WI  FEB    9  957  487
MILWAUKEE,   WI  FEB    9  551  306
  CHICAGO,   IL  FEB    9  448  239
 MUSKEGON,   MI  FEB    9  327  145
   ALPENA,   MI  FEB    9  735  354
  DETROIT,   MI  FEB    9  326   86
   TOLEDO,   OH  FEB    9  335  138
CLEVELAND,   OH  FEB    9  179   74
  BUFFALO,   NY  FEB    9  419   93


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR WED FEB 10

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
----------------------------------------------

    DULUTH,MN  24   5
 MARQUETTE,MI  25   9
  GREENBAY,WI  24   5
 MILWAUKEE,WI  33  19
   CHICAGO,IL  35  19
  MUSKEGON,MI  32  18
    ALPENA,MI  24   5
   DETROIT,MI  34  19
    TOLEDO,OH  35  19
 CLEVELAND,OH  36  21
   BUFFALO,NY  33  18



NOTE: ALL WEB SITE ADDRESSES SHOULD BE ENTERED INTO YOUR BROWSER IN LOWER
CASE.

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                             Freezing Degree Day Information

	CLEWRKLIO DEF 
TTAA00 KCLE 111715
 
FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON Thu Feb 11:
 
LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
----------------------------------------
    
   DULUTH,   MN  FEB   10 1527 1005    
MARQUETTE,   MI  FEB   10 1252  746    
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  FEB   10  996  526    
 GREENBAY,   WI  FEB   10  970  513    
MILWAUKEE,   WI  FEB   10  559  325    
  CHICAGO,   IL  FEB   10  454  257    
 MUSKEGON,   MI  FEB   10  333  159    
   ALPENA,   MI  FEB   10  748  372    
  DETROIT,   MI  FEB   10  331   99    
   TOLEDO,   OH  FEB   10  340  151    
CLEVELAND,   OH  FEB   10  181   85    
  BUFFALO,   NY  FEB   10  426  102    




                         Canadian Daily Ice Forecast 

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FICN19 CWIS 111645
Ice forecasts for the Great Lakes issued by Environment Canada at
12:00 p.m. EST Thursday 11 February 2016 for today tonight and
Friday.
The next scheduled forecasts will be issued at 12:00 p.m. Friday.

Eastern Lake Superior.
Open water except 9 tenths of thin lake ice along parts of the south
shore. 3 tenths of new lake ice along parts of the north shore.

Western Lake Superior.
Open water except 9 tenths of thin lake ice along the southern
shore. 9 tenths of thin lake ice including 2 tenths of medium lake
ice in Thunder Bay. Consolidated thick lake ice in Black Bay and
Nipigon Bay.

Whitefish Bay.
3 tenths of new ice except 9 tenths of thin lake ice along the
shore.

Northern Lake Huron.
Open water except 8 tenths of thin lake ice including 2 tenths of
medium lake ice along the shore in the northwestern section and
along the Bruce Peninsula. 5 tenths of new lake ice along the
western shore.

Southern Lake Huron.
Open water except 5 tenths of new ice along the shore. Consolidated
medium lake ice along along parts of the eastern shore. 9 tenths of
medium lake ice in Saginaw Bay.

North Channel.
9 plus tenths of thin lake ice including 1 tenth of medium lake ice
except consolidated medium lake ice including 2 tenths of thick lake
ice over the eastern and western section.

Georgian Bay.
Open water except 9 tenths of thin lake ice including 4 tenths of
medium lake ice near the northeastern shore and in the northern
section.

Lake St. Clair.
8 tenths of new ice except 3 tenths of medium lake ice over the
extreme northeastern section.

Eastern Lake Erie.
Open water except 7 tenths of new lake ice developing today along
parts of the northern and southern shores.

Western Lake Erie.
Open water except 9 plus tenths of medium lake ice near Point Pelee.
8 tenths of new lake ice developing in the western basin and along
parts of the shore today.

Lake Ontario.
Open water except consolidated medium lake ice in the Bay Of Quinte
and in a few small bays along the northeastern shore. 2 tenths of
new ice developing in the extreme northeastern section and along
parts of the north shore today.

Northern Lake Michigan.
Open water except 9 plus tenths of medium lake ice in the
northeastern section of the lake near the Straits of Mackinac. 9
tenths of new lake ice including 3 tenths of thin lake ice east of
Seul Choix Pt and north and east of Beaver Island. 3 tenths of new
lake ice along the shores west of Seul Choix Pt.

Southern Lake Michigan.
Open water except 9 tenths of new lake ice including 2 tenths of
thin lake ice along the western shores from Milwaukee to Gary and
along the eastern shores from South Haven to Muskegon.

Green Bay.
9 tenths of new lake ice including 2 tenths of thin lake ice except
9 plus tenths of medium lake ice in the eastern half of the bay
along the Door Peninsula. Consolidated medium lake ice in the Bays
de Noc and in the southern third of the bay.

The Lake Michigan ice description has been pared by the U.S.
National Ice Center.

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                            Freeze-Up/Break-Up Outlook (NWS CLE)

	

   National Ice Center 30 day ice outlook


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FECN19 CWIS 031800 
THIRTY DAY ICE OUTLOOK FOR THE GREAT LAKES ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA 
ON 3 FEBRUARY 2016 FOR FEBRUARY.  
THE NEXT SCHEDULED BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED ON 17 FEBRUARY 2016.

Lake Superior

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

Thunder Bay.
Mid-February... 9 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice north-east 
of Pie Island. Elsewhere, consolidated medium lake ice 
with some thick lake ice.  
End of February... 9 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice north-
east of Pie Island. 
	Elsewhere, consolidated thick lake ice.

Nipigon and Black Bays.
February 1 to 29... Consolidated thick lake ice.

From Grand Marais Minnesota to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
Mid-February... 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice along the shore. 
1 to 4 tenths of new and thin lake ice extending from the 
shore to Isle-Royale. 
End of February... 7 to 9 tenths of new and thin lake ice along the shore 
and extending to Isle-Royale.

From Grand Marais to Duluth.
Mid-February... Open water except 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium 
lake ice near Duluth.
End of February... Open water except 9 to 9 plus tenths of medium and 
thick lake ice near Duluth.

Southern Lake Superior west of Keweenaw Peninsula.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice extending up 
to 25 nautical miles from the shore. 
Consolidated medium lake ice in Chequamegon Bay and near 
the Apostle Islands.
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice with 
some thick lake ice up to 30 nautical miles from shore. 
	Consolidated thick lake ice in Chequamegon Bay and near 
the Apostle Islands.

Southern Lake Superior east of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Mid-February... 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice in a narrow band 
along the shore except 7 to 9 tenths of thin lake ice with 
some medium lake ice in sheltered bays.

End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice along the 
southern shore.
	4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice within 20 
nautical miles of the eastern shore of the Keweenaw 
Peninsula.
	Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays.

Whitefish Bay.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice except 9 to 
9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice over the south-
eastern section.  
Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays and along 
the southern shore. 
End of February... 9 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice.
Consolidated medium with some thick lake ice along the 
southern and eastern shores.

From Whitefish Bay northwards to Michipicoten Bay.
Mid-February... Open water except isolated patches of new lake ice along 
the shore.
End of February... 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice except 7 to 9 
tenths of new and thin lake ice along the shore south of 
Cape Gargantua.

From Michipicoten Bay to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
February 4 to 29... Open water except isolated patches of new lake ice 
along the shore.

Elsewhere in Lake Superior.
February 4 to 29... Open water. 

Lake Michigan

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

Green Bay.
Mid-February... 8 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice near the 
entrance to the bay. 
Elsewhere, consolidated medium lake ice.
End of February... 8 to 9 plus tenths of medium and thick lake ice near 
the entrance to the bay.  
Elsewhere, consolidated thick lake ice.

Northeastern Lake Michigan.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice 
northeast of Beaver Island.  
1 to 4 tenths of new and thin lake ice in Little Traverse 
Bay. Consolidated medium lake ice in the Straits of 
Mackinac and along the north-eastern shore.  
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice north 
and east of Beaver Island and in Little Traverse Bay. 
Consolidated thick lake ice in the Straits of Mackinac 
and over the extreme north-eastern section.

Elsewhere in Lake Michigan.
Mid-February... Open water except 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake 
ice along the southern shore.
End of February... Open water except 1 to 4 tenths of new and thin lake 
ice along the southern shore.

Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

North Channel.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice. 
Consolidated thin and medium lake ice over the eastern and western 
sections.
End of February... Consolidated medium lake ice.

St Mary's River.
Mid-February... Consolidated with medium and some thick lake ice.
End of February... Consolidated with thick lake ice. 

South of Manitoulin Island westward to north-western Lake Huron.
Mid-February... Open water except a narrow band of 1 to 4 tenths of new 
lake ice along sections of the shore.
End of February... 3 to 5 tenths of new and thin lake ice along the 
shore.

North-western Lake Huron near the Straits of Mackinac.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice. 
Consolidated medium lake ice near the Straits of Mackinac 
and south of Bois Blanc Island.
End of February.... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice.
	Consolidated thick lake ice near the Straits of 
Mackinac and south of Bois Blanc Island.

From north-western Lake Huron to Saginaw Bay.
Mid-February... 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice along the shore 
except 7 to 9 tenths of thin and medium lake ice near 
Alpena. 
End of February... 4 to 7 tenths of thin and medium lake ice along the 
shore except 7 to 9 plus tenths of medium lake ice near 
Alpena.

Saginaw Bay.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice at the 
entrance to the bay.  Elsewhere, consolidated medium lake 
ice.
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice at the 
entrance to the bay. 
Elsewhere, consolidated thick lake ice.

The southern and eastern shore of Lake Huron.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 tenths of new and thin lake ice with some medium 
lake ice along the shore. 
A narrow band of consolidated medium lake ice along the 
Bruce Peninsula.
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice 
extending up to 20 nautical miles from the shore. 
Consolidated thick lake ice along the Bruce Peninsula.

Georgian Bay.
Mid-February... Open water except 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin 
lake ice with some medium lake ice over the north-eastern 
section. 
	Consolidated medium lake ice extending up to 15 nautical 
miles from the north-eastern shore.
End of February... Open water except 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and 
medium lake ice over the northern and eastern sections. 
	Consolidated thick lake ice along the shore.
 
Elsewhere in Lake Huron.
February 4 to 29...Open water.

Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

Lake St Clair and the Western Basin.
Mid-February... 8 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice.  
	Consolidated medium lake ice over the north-eastern 
section of Lake St Clair and in sheltered bays.
End of February... 8 to 9 plus tenths of medium and thick lake ice.  
	Consolidated thick lake ice over the northern and 
eastern sections of Lake St Clair and in sheltered bays.

The rest of Lake Erie.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice with some 
medium lake ice except for an area of open water over the 
south-eastern section.  
8 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice near 
Buffalo. 
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice.  
8 to 9 plus tenths of medium and thick lake ice near 
Buffalo.

Lake Ontario

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

Northeastern Lake Ontario.
Mid-February... 1 to 4 tenths of new lake ice except 7 to 9 tenths of 
new and thin lake ice near the shore. 
Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays.  
End of February... 3 to 6 tenths of new and thin lake ice except 7 to 9 
plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice near the shore.  
		Consolidated medium with some thick lake ice in 
sheltered bays.

Bay of Quinte.
Mid-February... Consolidated with medium lake ice. 
End of February... Consolidated with thick lake ice.

St Lawrence River.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 tenths of new and thin lake ice.  Consolidated 
thin and medium lake ice over the eastern section.  
End of February... Consolidated with medium lake ice.

Elsewhere in Lake Ontario.
February 4 to 29... Open water except 1 to 4 tenths of new lake ice along 
sections of the shore east of Trenton.

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Canadian 30-day ice outlook

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FECN19 CWIS 031800 
THIRTY DAY ICE OUTLOOK FOR THE GREAT LAKES ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA 
ON 3 FEBRUARY 2016 FOR FEBRUARY.  
THE NEXT SCHEDULED BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED ON 17 FEBRUARY 2016.

Lake Superior

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

Thunder Bay.
Mid-February... 9 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice north-east 
of Pie Island. Elsewhere, consolidated medium lake ice 
with some thick lake ice.  
End of February... 9 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice north-
east of Pie Island. 
	Elsewhere, consolidated thick lake ice.

Nipigon and Black Bays.
February 1 to 29... Consolidated thick lake ice.

From Grand Marais Minnesota to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
Mid-February... 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice along the shore. 
1 to 4 tenths of new and thin lake ice extending from the 
shore to Isle-Royale. 
End of February... 7 to 9 tenths of new and thin lake ice along the shore 
and extending to Isle-Royale.

From Grand Marais to Duluth.
Mid-February... Open water except 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium 
lake ice near Duluth.
End of February... Open water except 9 to 9 plus tenths of medium and 
thick lake ice near Duluth.

Southern Lake Superior west of Keweenaw Peninsula.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice extending up 
to 25 nautical miles from the shore. 
Consolidated medium lake ice in Chequamegon Bay and near 
the Apostle Islands.
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice with 
some thick lake ice up to 30 nautical miles from shore. 
	Consolidated thick lake ice in Chequamegon Bay and near 
the Apostle Islands.

Southern Lake Superior east of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Mid-February... 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice in a narrow band 
along the shore except 7 to 9 tenths of thin lake ice with 
some medium lake ice in sheltered bays.

End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice along the 
southern shore.
	4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice within 20 
nautical miles of the eastern shore of the Keweenaw 
Peninsula.
	Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays.

Whitefish Bay.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice except 9 to 
9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice over the south-
eastern section.  
Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays and along 
the southern shore. 
End of February... 9 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice.
Consolidated medium with some thick lake ice along the 
southern and eastern shores.

From Whitefish Bay northwards to Michipicoten Bay.
Mid-February... Open water except isolated patches of new lake ice along 
the shore.
End of February... 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice except 7 to 9 
tenths of new and thin lake ice along the shore south of 
Cape Gargantua.

From Michipicoten Bay to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
February 4 to 29... Open water except isolated patches of new lake ice 
along the shore.

Elsewhere in Lake Superior.
February 4 to 29... Open water. 

Lake Michigan

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

Green Bay.
Mid-February... 8 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice near the 
entrance to the bay. 
Elsewhere, consolidated medium lake ice.
End of February... 8 to 9 plus tenths of medium and thick lake ice near 
the entrance to the bay.  
Elsewhere, consolidated thick lake ice.

Northeastern Lake Michigan.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice 
northeast of Beaver Island.  
1 to 4 tenths of new and thin lake ice in Little Traverse 
Bay. Consolidated medium lake ice in the Straits of 
Mackinac and along the north-eastern shore.  
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice north 
and east of Beaver Island and in Little Traverse Bay. 
Consolidated thick lake ice in the Straits of Mackinac 
and over the extreme north-eastern section.

Elsewhere in Lake Michigan.
Mid-February... Open water except 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake 
ice along the southern shore.
End of February... Open water except 1 to 4 tenths of new and thin lake 
ice along the southern shore.

Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

North Channel.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice. 
Consolidated thin and medium lake ice over the eastern and western 
sections.
End of February... Consolidated medium lake ice.

St Mary's River.
Mid-February... Consolidated with medium and some thick lake ice.
End of February... Consolidated with thick lake ice. 

South of Manitoulin Island westward to north-western Lake Huron.
Mid-February... Open water except a narrow band of 1 to 4 tenths of new 
lake ice along sections of the shore.
End of February... 3 to 5 tenths of new and thin lake ice along the 
shore.

North-western Lake Huron near the Straits of Mackinac.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice. 
Consolidated medium lake ice near the Straits of Mackinac 
and south of Bois Blanc Island.
End of February.... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice.
	Consolidated thick lake ice near the Straits of 
Mackinac and south of Bois Blanc Island.

From north-western Lake Huron to Saginaw Bay.
Mid-February... 4 to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice along the shore 
except 7 to 9 tenths of thin and medium lake ice near 
Alpena. 
End of February... 4 to 7 tenths of thin and medium lake ice along the 
shore except 7 to 9 plus tenths of medium lake ice near 
Alpena.

Saginaw Bay.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice at the 
entrance to the bay.  Elsewhere, consolidated medium lake 
ice.
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice at the 
entrance to the bay. 
Elsewhere, consolidated thick lake ice.

The southern and eastern shore of Lake Huron.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 tenths of new and thin lake ice with some medium 
lake ice along the shore. 
A narrow band of consolidated medium lake ice along the 
Bruce Peninsula.
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice 
extending up to 20 nautical miles from the shore. 
Consolidated thick lake ice along the Bruce Peninsula.

Georgian Bay.
Mid-February... Open water except 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin 
lake ice with some medium lake ice over the north-eastern 
section. 
	Consolidated medium lake ice extending up to 15 nautical 
miles from the north-eastern shore.
End of February... Open water except 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and 
medium lake ice over the northern and eastern sections. 
	Consolidated thick lake ice along the shore.
 
Elsewhere in Lake Huron.
February 4 to 29...Open water.

Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

Lake St Clair and the Western Basin.
Mid-February... 8 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice.  
	Consolidated medium lake ice over the north-eastern 
section of Lake St Clair and in sheltered bays.
End of February... 8 to 9 plus tenths of medium and thick lake ice.  
	Consolidated thick lake ice over the northern and 
eastern sections of Lake St Clair and in sheltered bays.

The rest of Lake Erie.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of new and thin lake ice with some 
medium lake ice except for an area of open water over the 
south-eastern section.  
8 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice near 
Buffalo. 
End of February... 7 to 9 plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice.  
8 to 9 plus tenths of medium and thick lake ice near 
Buffalo.

Lake Ontario

Average air temperatures were near normal in the second half of 
January. Air temperatures will be above normal in February. 

Northeastern Lake Ontario.
Mid-February... 1 to 4 tenths of new lake ice except 7 to 9 tenths of 
new and thin lake ice near the shore. 
Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays.  
End of February... 3 to 6 tenths of new and thin lake ice except 7 to 9 
plus tenths of thin and medium lake ice near the shore.  
		Consolidated medium with some thick lake ice in 
sheltered bays.

Bay of Quinte.
Mid-February... Consolidated with medium lake ice. 
End of February... Consolidated with thick lake ice.

St Lawrence River.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 tenths of new and thin lake ice.  Consolidated 
thin and medium lake ice over the eastern section.  
End of February... Consolidated with medium lake ice.

Elsewhere in Lake Ontario.
February 4 to 29... Open water except 1 to 4 tenths of new lake ice along 
sections of the shore east of Trenton.

END