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Great Lakes Ice Outlook (CLEICELIO)

issued Monday Wednesday Friday


000
FZUS81 KCLE 192205
ICELIO

GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
505 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

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...

A RIDGE WILL BE OVER THE GREAT LAKES TONIGHT AND THEN DRIFT TO THE
EAST COAST ON SUNDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER WESTERN CANADA WILL
MOVE OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON SUNDAY AND THEN MOVE INTO THE UPPER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY EARLY NEXT WEEK AND EVENTUALLY INTENSIFY INTO A
STRONG STORM AS IT MOVES SLOWLY THROUGH THE WESTERN LAKES TUESDAY
NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. LITTLE MOVEMENT OF THE ICE IS EXPECTED EVEN
WHEN THE WINDS INCREASE NEXT WEEK.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE WEEKEND AND THEN
ABOVE NORMAL TO MUCH ABOVE NORMAL FOR MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
THESE TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN LITTLE ICE GROWTH IN THE SMALLER
BAYS AROUND LAKES SUPERIOR AND HURON AND AROUND GREEN BAY. NO ICE
FORMATION WILL OCCUR ON LAKE ERIE THROUGH NEXT WEEK.

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

           TEMPERATURE  FORECASTS FOR SELECTED CITIES

 LOCATION   12/20   12/21   12/22   12/23   12/24   12/25
   DULUTH  23  32  27  29  30  33  29  28  18  23  11  21
MARQUETTE  16  30  24  33  30  37  31  37  29  34  25  30
 GREENBAY  18  33  25  35  29  37  33  37  29  34  24  30
MILWAUKEE  24  34  28  37  31  39  36  40  32  36  28  34
  CHICAGO  26  34  28  38  31  41  37  41  31  35  26  34
 MUSKEGON  23  33  26  37  29  41  35  44  35  38  29  35
   ALPENA   7  30  22  33  30  37  32  38  34  37  30  34
  DETROIT  25  35  28  37  31  40  36  43  38  40  30  36
   TOLEDO  23  34  25  36  28  40  36  45  35  39  28  34
CLEVELAND  25  34  27  38  29  41  36  46  37  41  30  35
  BUFFALO  25  31  26  33  26  40  35  46  42  44  32  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

WIND FORECAST FOR THE GREAT LAKES...
WINDS WILL BE LIGHT TO START ON THE WESTERN LAKES AND THEN INCREASE
TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS FOR SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT EXCEPT
INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH ON LAKE MICHIGAN BY SUNDAY
NIGHT. OVER THE EASTERN LAKES THE WINDS WILL BE 10 TO 20 KNOTS OR
LESS THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

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 FRI DEC 19:

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

   DULUTH,   MN  DEC    9  242  465
MARQUETTE,   MI  DEC    9  170  472
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  DEC    9   69  260
 GREENBAY,   WI  DEC    9   86  271
MILWAUKEE,   WI  DEC    9   19  117
  CHICAGO,   IL  DEC    9   10   94
 MUSKEGON,   MI  DEC    9    0   25
   ALPENA,   MI  DEC    9   34  146
  DETROIT,   MI  DEC    9    0    3
   TOLEDO,   OH  DEC    9    0   30
CLEVELAND,   OH  DEC    9    0    0
  BUFFALO,   NY  DEC    9    0    0


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR FRI DEC 19

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

    DULUTH,MN  20   3
 MARQUETTE,MI  24  12
  GREENBAY,WI  20   3
 MILWAUKEE,WI  33  21
   CHICAGO,IL  33  18
  MUSKEGON,MI  31  17
    ALPENA,MI  20   3
   DETROIT,MI  34  21
    TOLEDO,OH  34  20
 CLEVELAND,OH  36  23
   BUFFALO,NY  34  22



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

$$
KIELTYKA



 


                             Freezing Degree Day Information

	CLEWRKLIO DEF 
TTAA00 KCLE 191715
 
FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON Fri Dec 19:
 
LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
----------------------------------------
    
   DULUTH,   MN  DEC    9  242  465    
MARQUETTE,   MI  DEC    9  170  472    
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  DEC    9   69  260    
 GREENBAY,   WI  DEC    9   86  271    
MILWAUKEE,   WI  DEC    9   19  117    
  CHICAGO,   IL  DEC    9   10   94    
 MUSKEGON,   MI  DEC    9    0   25    
   ALPENA,   MI  DEC    9   34  146    
  DETROIT,   MI  DEC    9    0    3    
   TOLEDO,   OH  DEC    9    0   30    
CLEVELAND,   OH  DEC    9    0    0    
  BUFFALO,   NY  DEC    9    0    0    




                         Canadian Daily Ice Forecast 





 FICN19 CWIS 191645
Ice forecasts for the Great Lakes issued by Environment Canada at
12:00 p.m. EST Friday 19 December 2014 for today tonight and
Saturday.
The next scheduled forecasts will be issued at 12:00 p.m. Saturday.

 Western Lake Superior.
Open water except consolidated medium lake ice including 3 tenths of
thick lake ice in Black Bay and Nipigon Bay. 9 tenths of medium lake
ice in Chequamegon Bay. 3 tenths of new lake ice including 1 tenth
of thin lake ice in Thunder Bay and along the south shore.

 Eastern Lake Superior.
Open water except 2 tenths of new lake ice along parts of the
eastern shore.

 Whitefish Bay.
Open water except 3 tenths of thin lake ice along parts of the
shore.

 Northern Lake Huron.
Open water except 6 tenths of thin lake ice in some bays along the
northwestern shore. 3 tenths of thin lake ice along parts of the
shore west of the Bruce Peninsula.

 Southern Lake Huron.
Open water except 3 tenths of thin lake ice in Saginaw Bay and west
of the Bruce Peninsula.

 North Channel.
Open water except 5 tenths of thin lake ice in the extreme western
section and along parts of the coast.

 Georgian Bay.
Open water except 3 tenths of thin lake ice along the northeastern
shore. 9 tenths of thin lake ice in Sturgeon Bay.

 Lake St. Clair
Lake Erie.
Open water.

 Western Lake Ontario.
Ice free.

 Eastern Lake Ontario.
Open water except 4 tenths of thin lake ice in the Bay Of Quinte.

 Northern Lake Michigan.
Open water except 2 tenths of thin lake ice in strips and patches
along the northeastern shores.

 Southern Lake Michigan.
Open water.

 Green Bay.
Open water except consolidated thin lake ice in the Bays de Noc and
consolidated medium lake ice in the extreme southeast portion of
Green Bay. 9 tenths of medium lake ice elsewhere along the Door
Peninsula south of Sturgeon Bay. Strips and patches of new lake ice
elsewhere along the shores.

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

 End

 
 
 



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

	
000
FZUS81 KBUF 160502
ICEFBO

ST LAWRENCE FREEZE UP DATE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1202 AM EST TUE DEC 16 2014

...SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER FREEZE UP DATE OUTLOOK...

THE DATE OF THE FIRST FREEZE UP OF THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER NEAR
MASSENA NEW YORK IS FORECAST TO BE DECEMBER 27TH 2014.

$$

HITCHCOCK














   National Ice Center 30 day ice outlook


					



 FECN19 CWIS 171800 
THIRTY DAY ICE OUTLOOK FOR THE GREAT LAKES ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA 
ON 17 DECEMBER 2014 FOR MID-DECEMBER TO MID-JANUARY.  
THE NEXT SCHEDULED BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED ON 31 DECEMBER 2014.

 Lake Superior

 Average air temperatures were near to above normal in the first half of 
December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second half of 
December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 Thunder Bay.
End of December... 4 to 7 tenths thin and new lake ice except a small 
area of open water northeast of Pie Island.
Mid-January... Consolidated medium lake ice along the western shore and 
over the northeastern section of the bay.  Elsewhere, 7 to 9 tenths 
thin and medium lake ice.

 Nipigon and Black Bays.
End of December... Black Bay and the north-western portion of Nipigon Bay 
will be consolidated with medium lake ice.   The remainder of Nipigon 
Bay will be 9 plus tenths new and thin lake ice.
Mid-January... Consolidated with thick lake ice except consolidated 
medium lake ice over the extreme eastern portion of Nipigon Bay. 

 From Grand Marais Minnesota to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
End of December... A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the 
shore.
Mid-January ... A 10 nautical mile wide band of new and thin lake ice 
along the shore except 7 to 9 tenths thin and medium lake ice from the 
shore to Isle Royale.

 From Grand Marais to Duluth.
End of December... Open water except new and thin lake ice within 5 
nautical miles of Duluth.
Mid-January ... Open water except 9 plus tenths thin and medium lake ice 
within 15 nautical miles of Duluth.

 Southern Lake Superior west of Keweenaw Peninsula.
End of December... ... 7 to 9 tenths new and thin lake ice near the Apostle 
Islands. Consolidated medium lake ice in Chequamegon Bay. A narrow band 
of new and thin lake ice west of the Apostle Islands to Duluth. 
Mid-January... 7 to 9 tenths thin with some medium lake ice within 15 
nautical miles of the shore. Consolidated medium and thick lake ice 
around the Apostle Islands and in 
Chequamegon Bay.

 Southern Lake Superior east of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
End of December...Generally open water.
Mid-January ...A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the shore. 

 Whitefish Bay.
End of December... Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays. 
Patches of new and thin lake ice along the southwest shore and near the 
mouth of the St Marys River. 
Mid-January... Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays. 7 to 9 
tenths thin with some medium lake ice elsewhere.  

 From Whitefish Bay northwards to Michipicoten Bay.
End of December... Open water.
Mid-January...Open water except patches of new lake ice with some thin 
lake ice along portions of the shore. 

 From Michipicoten Bay to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
December 18 to January 15... Open water. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Superior.
December 18 to January 15... Ice free to open water. 

 Lake Michigan

 Average air temperatures were near normal in the first half of 
December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second half of 
December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 Green Bay.
End of December... Consolidated thin and medium lake ice in the Bays de 
Noc. 9 tenths thin and medium lake ice over the southern third of the 
bay except consolidated medium lake ice along portions of the shore. 5 
to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice south of Chambers Island.
Mid-January ... Consolidated thin and medium lake ice in the southern two 
thirds of the bay and in the Bays de Noc. 9 to 9 plus tenths thin and 
medium lake ice elsewhere. 

 Northeastern Lake Michigan.
End of December...7 to 9 tenths thin lake ice within 20 nautical miles of 
the northern shore east of Seul Choix Point. A narrow band of new and 
thin lake ice from Seul Choix Point to the entrance to Green Bay.
Mid-January... 9 tenths thin and medium lake ice north and east of 
Beaver Island. A narrow band of new and thin lake ice from Seul Choix 
Point to the entrance to Green Bay. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Michigan.
End of December... Ice free to open water. 
January 1 to15...  Open water except patches of new lake ice forming 
along portions of the southern shore.

 Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

 Average air temperatures were near normal in the first half of 
December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second half of 
December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 North Channel.
End of December... Consolidated thin lake ice in sheltered bays. 4 to 7 
tenths new and thin lake ice along the northern shore and over the 
extreme eastern and western ends of the channel.
Mid-January... Consolidated with thin and medium lake ice over the 
eastern and western ends of the channel. Elsewhere, 9 tenths thin with 
some medium lake ice. 

 St Mary's River.
End of December... 9 to 9 plus tenths new and thin lake ice.
January 1 to 15... Consolidated with thin and medium lake ice in the 
first week. 

 South of Manitoulin Island westward to north-western Lake Huron.
Mid-December to January 15... Open water except isolated patches of new 
with some thin lake ice along the shore.

 North-western Lake Huron near the Straits of Mackinac.
End of December... Consolidated thin lake ice in shallower bays along the 
north shore. Isolated patches of new and thin lake ice along the north 
shore and west of Bois Blanc Island into the Straits of Mackinac.
Mid-January... Consolidated medium lake ice sheltered bays. 7 to 9 
tenths thin and medium lake ice north and west of Bois Blanc Island.  

 From north-western Lake Huron to Saginaw Bay.
End of December... Patches of new and thin lake ice along the shore.
Mid-January... A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the shore.

 Saginaw Bay.
End of December... Consolidated thin and medium lake ice along the south-
eastern shore.  Elsewhere, 7 to 9 tenths of thin with some medium lake 
ice.
Mid-January... Consolidated with medium lake ice.

 The southern and eastern shore of Lake Huron.
End of December...Open water. 
Mid-January... 7 to 9 tenths of thin with some medium lake ice within 
10 nautical miles of the southern and eastern shore.

 Georgian Bay.
End of December...Consolidated thin and medium lake ice in shallower 
coastal waters. A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the 
eastern and northern shores.  
Mid-January... Consolidated medium lake ice along the northern and 
eastern shores. A  band of thin and medium lake ice within 20 nautical 
miles of the eastern and northern shores.  

 Elsewhere in Lake Huron.
December 18 to January 15...Open water to ice free. 

 Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair

 Average air temperatures were near normal to above normal in the first 
half of December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second 
half of December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 Lake St Clair and the Western Basin.
End of December...4 to 7 tenths new and thin lake ice.   
Mid-January... 9 to 9 plus tenths of thin with some medium lake ice. 
Consolidated medium lake ice in Sandusky Bay.

 The rest of Lake Erie.
End of December...Generally open water.
Mid-January... Narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the north 
shore from Point Pelee to just east of Port Stanley.  Patches of new 
lake ice along the shores near Buffalo and east of Long Point Bay. 

 Lake Ontario

 Average air temperatures were near normal in the first half of 
December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second half of 
December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 Northeastern Lake Ontario.
End of December...Open water. 
Mid-January... Consolidated thin with some medium lake ice in sheltered 
bays. Elsewhere narrow bands of 9 to 9 plus tenths new and thin lake 
ice along portions of the shore. 

 Bay of Quinte.
End of December...9 to 9 plus tenths thin lake ice. 
January 1 to 15...Consolidated with thin lake ice in the first week. 
Consolidated with medium lake ice near mid-January.

 St Lawrence River.
End of December...Open water except isolated patches of new lake ice in 
sheltered bays.  
Mid-January...7 to 9 tenths new and thin lake ice. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Ontario.
December 18 to January 15... Ice free to open water. Isolated patches of 
new lake ice along the shore in January.

 END

 
 
 

 

 

Canadian 30-day ice outlook





 FECN19 CWIS 171800 
THIRTY DAY ICE OUTLOOK FOR THE GREAT LAKES ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA 
ON 17 DECEMBER 2014 FOR MID-DECEMBER TO MID-JANUARY.  
THE NEXT SCHEDULED BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED ON 31 DECEMBER 2014.

 Lake Superior

 Average air temperatures were near to above normal in the first half of 
December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second half of 
December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 Thunder Bay.
End of December... 4 to 7 tenths thin and new lake ice except a small 
area of open water northeast of Pie Island.
Mid-January... Consolidated medium lake ice along the western shore and 
over the northeastern section of the bay.  Elsewhere, 7 to 9 tenths 
thin and medium lake ice.

 Nipigon and Black Bays.
End of December... Black Bay and the north-western portion of Nipigon Bay 
will be consolidated with medium lake ice.   The remainder of Nipigon 
Bay will be 9 plus tenths new and thin lake ice.
Mid-January... Consolidated with thick lake ice except consolidated 
medium lake ice over the extreme eastern portion of Nipigon Bay. 

 From Grand Marais Minnesota to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
End of December... A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the 
shore.
Mid-January ... A 10 nautical mile wide band of new and thin lake ice 
along the shore except 7 to 9 tenths thin and medium lake ice from the 
shore to Isle Royale.

 From Grand Marais to Duluth.
End of December... Open water except new and thin lake ice within 5 
nautical miles of Duluth.
Mid-January ... Open water except 9 plus tenths thin and medium lake ice 
within 15 nautical miles of Duluth.

 Southern Lake Superior west of Keweenaw Peninsula.
End of December... ... 7 to 9 tenths new and thin lake ice near the Apostle 
Islands. Consolidated medium lake ice in Chequamegon Bay. A narrow band 
of new and thin lake ice west of the Apostle Islands to Duluth. 
Mid-January... 7 to 9 tenths thin with some medium lake ice within 15 
nautical miles of the shore. Consolidated medium and thick lake ice 
around the Apostle Islands and in 
Chequamegon Bay.

 Southern Lake Superior east of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
End of December...Generally open water.
Mid-January ...A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the shore. 

 Whitefish Bay.
End of December... Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays. 
Patches of new and thin lake ice along the southwest shore and near the 
mouth of the St Marys River. 
Mid-January... Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays. 7 to 9 
tenths thin with some medium lake ice elsewhere.  

 From Whitefish Bay northwards to Michipicoten Bay.
End of December... Open water.
Mid-January...Open water except patches of new lake ice with some thin 
lake ice along portions of the shore. 

 From Michipicoten Bay to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
December 18 to January 15... Open water. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Superior.
December 18 to January 15... Ice free to open water. 

 Lake Michigan

 Average air temperatures were near normal in the first half of 
December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second half of 
December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 Green Bay.
End of December... Consolidated thin and medium lake ice in the Bays de 
Noc. 9 tenths thin and medium lake ice over the southern third of the 
bay except consolidated medium lake ice along portions of the shore. 5 
to 7 tenths of new and thin lake ice south of Chambers Island.
Mid-January ... Consolidated thin and medium lake ice in the southern two 
thirds of the bay and in the Bays de Noc. 9 to 9 plus tenths thin and 
medium lake ice elsewhere. 

 Northeastern Lake Michigan.
End of December...7 to 9 tenths thin lake ice within 20 nautical miles of 
the northern shore east of Seul Choix Point. A narrow band of new and 
thin lake ice from Seul Choix Point to the entrance to Green Bay.
Mid-January... 9 tenths thin and medium lake ice north and east of 
Beaver Island. A narrow band of new and thin lake ice from Seul Choix 
Point to the entrance to Green Bay. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Michigan.
End of December... Ice free to open water. 
January 1 to15...  Open water except patches of new lake ice forming 
along portions of the southern shore.

 Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

 Average air temperatures were near normal in the first half of 
December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second half of 
December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 North Channel.
End of December... Consolidated thin lake ice in sheltered bays. 4 to 7 
tenths new and thin lake ice along the northern shore and over the 
extreme eastern and western ends of the channel.
Mid-January... Consolidated with thin and medium lake ice over the 
eastern and western ends of the channel. Elsewhere, 9 tenths thin with 
some medium lake ice. 

 St Mary's River.
End of December... 9 to 9 plus tenths new and thin lake ice.
January 1 to 15... Consolidated with thin and medium lake ice in the 
first week. 

 South of Manitoulin Island westward to north-western Lake Huron.
Mid-December to January 15... Open water except isolated patches of new 
with some thin lake ice along the shore.

 North-western Lake Huron near the Straits of Mackinac.
End of December... Consolidated thin lake ice in shallower bays along the 
north shore. Isolated patches of new and thin lake ice along the north 
shore and west of Bois Blanc Island into the Straits of Mackinac.
Mid-January... Consolidated medium lake ice sheltered bays. 7 to 9 
tenths thin and medium lake ice north and west of Bois Blanc Island.  

 From north-western Lake Huron to Saginaw Bay.
End of December... Patches of new and thin lake ice along the shore.
Mid-January... A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the shore.

 Saginaw Bay.
End of December... Consolidated thin and medium lake ice along the south-
eastern shore.  Elsewhere, 7 to 9 tenths of thin with some medium lake 
ice.
Mid-January... Consolidated with medium lake ice.

 The southern and eastern shore of Lake Huron.
End of December...Open water. 
Mid-January... 7 to 9 tenths of thin with some medium lake ice within 
10 nautical miles of the southern and eastern shore.

 Georgian Bay.
End of December...Consolidated thin and medium lake ice in shallower 
coastal waters. A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the 
eastern and northern shores.  
Mid-January... Consolidated medium lake ice along the northern and 
eastern shores. A  band of thin and medium lake ice within 20 nautical 
miles of the eastern and northern shores.  

 Elsewhere in Lake Huron.
December 18 to January 15...Open water to ice free. 

 Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair

 Average air temperatures were near normal to above normal in the first 
half of December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second 
half of December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 Lake St Clair and the Western Basin.
End of December...4 to 7 tenths new and thin lake ice.   
Mid-January... 9 to 9 plus tenths of thin with some medium lake ice. 
Consolidated medium lake ice in Sandusky Bay.

 The rest of Lake Erie.
End of December...Generally open water.
Mid-January... Narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the north 
shore from Point Pelee to just east of Port Stanley.  Patches of new 
lake ice along the shores near Buffalo and east of Long Point Bay. 

 Lake Ontario

 Average air temperatures were near normal in the first half of 
December. Air temperatures will be above normal in the second half of 
December and below normal in the first half of January. 

 Northeastern Lake Ontario.
End of December...Open water. 
Mid-January... Consolidated thin with some medium lake ice in sheltered 
bays. Elsewhere narrow bands of 9 to 9 plus tenths new and thin lake 
ice along portions of the shore. 

 Bay of Quinte.
End of December...9 to 9 plus tenths thin lake ice. 
January 1 to 15...Consolidated with thin lake ice in the first week. 
Consolidated with medium lake ice near mid-January.

 St Lawrence River.
End of December...Open water except isolated patches of new lake ice in 
sheltered bays.  
Mid-January...7 to 9 tenths new and thin lake ice. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Ontario.
December 18 to January 15... Ice free to open water. Isolated patches of 
new lake ice along the shore in January.

 END