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FZUS81 KCLE 262057
ICELIO

GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
400 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES WILL SHIFT TO THE EASTERN
LAKES BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WESTERN
LAKES EARLY THURSDAY AND THEN MOVE EAST ACROSS THE REMAINING LAKES
BY EARLY FRIDAY.  ANOTHER STRONG AREA OF ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD OVER THE REGION BEHIND THE LOW. ON SATURDAY THE HIGH WILL BE
CENTERED OVER THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY.

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS UNDER 20 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE ON LAKE
SUPERIOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  WINDS WILL BECOME EASTERLY ON
LAKE MICHIGAN OVERNIGHT AND WILL RETURN TO THE SOUTH BY DAYBREAK
WEDNESDAY.  NORTHERLY FLOW ON THE REMAINING LAKES TONIGHT WILL
BECOME SOUTHERLY FROM WEST TO EAST BEGINNING TUESDAY NIGHT.  SPEEDS
MOST OF THE TIME WILL BE 15 TO 20 KNOTS OR LESS SO ICE MOVEMENT
SHOULD MINIMAL.

TEMPERATURES ON THE NORTHERN LAKES WILL AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH
THURSDAY AND THEN BE BELOW NORMAL BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON THE REMAINING LAKES TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
WILL BECOME NEAR NORMAL ON THURSDAY.  READINGS WILL AVERAGE BELOW TO
MUCH BELOW NORMAL ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. MAINLY MODERATE ICE GROWTH
IS EXPECTED THROUGH MIDWEEK BUT RAPID ICE GROWTH IS EXPECTED FOR THE
END OF THE WEEK AND WEEKEND.

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   01/27   01/28   01/29   01/30   01/31   02/01
   DULUTH  20  32  19   6  21  17   6  13  -6  10   3
MARQUETTE  18  28  17  29  23  27  10  16   7  17   0  10
 GREENBAY  21  31  17  31  25  32  14  22  13  25   2  15
MILWAUKEE  26  31  21  35  30  34  21  28  19  28  11  22
  CHICAGO  26  31  21  36  34  37  24  31  21  32  16  24
 MUSKEGON  14  28  13  33  25  31  19  25  11  26  13  22
   ALPENA  10  22   9  29  21  28  11  18   5  20   4  12
  DETROIT  11  25  11  27  22  31  20  24  10  24  11  20
   TOLEDO   6  22   5  28  22  34  18  23   7  23  11  20
CLEVELAND  14  23   6  28  21  33  19  23   6  23  12  19
  BUFFALO  14  19   6  22  13  31  22  25   6  15   8  17

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 MON JAN 26:

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

   DULUTH,   MN  JAN   25 1202 1170
MARQUETTE,   MI  JAN   25  955 1218
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  JAN   25  733  889
 GREENBAY,   WI  JAN   25  740  738
MILWAUKEE,   WI  JAN   25  417  371
  CHICAGO,   IL  JAN   25  337  336
 MUSKEGON,   MI  JAN   25  228  237
   ALPENA,   MI  JAN   25  537  630
  DETROIT,   MI  JAN   25  236  295
   TOLEDO,   OH  JAN   25  246  308
CLEVELAND,   OH  JAN   25  129  228
  BUFFALO,   NY  JAN   25  250  284


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR MON JAN 26

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

    DULUTH,MN  20   1
 MARQUETTE,MI  23   7
  GREENBAY,WI  20   1
 MILWAUKEE,WI  31  17
   CHICAGO,IL  32  15
  MUSKEGON,MI  29  15
    ALPENA,MI  20   1
   DETROIT,MI  32  17
    TOLEDO,OH  32  16
 CLEVELAND,OH  34  19
   BUFFALO,NY  31  17

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

$$





 


                             Freezing Degree Day Information

	CLEWRKLIO DEF 
TTAA00 KCLE 271715
 
FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON Tue Jan 27:
 
LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
----------------------------------------
    
   DULUTH,   MN  JAN   26 1224 1177    
MARQUETTE,   MI  JAN   26  974 1243    
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  JAN   26  750  916    
 GREENBAY,   WI  JAN   26  755  751    
MILWAUKEE,   WI  JAN   26  427  380    
  CHICAGO,   IL  JAN   26  345  347    
 MUSKEGON,   MI  JAN   26  235  252    
   ALPENA,   MI  JAN   26  551  655    
  DETROIT,   MI  JAN   26  243  308    
   TOLEDO,   OH  JAN   26  253  324    
CLEVELAND,   OH  JAN   26  133  239    
  BUFFALO,   NY  JAN   26  258  300    




                         Canadian Daily Ice Forecast 





 FICN19 CWIS 271645
Ice forecasts for the Great Lakes issued by Environment Canada at
12:00 p.m. EST Tuesday 27 January 2015 for today tonight and
Wednesday.
The next scheduled forecasts will be issued at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday.

 Western Lake Superior.
Open water except consolidated thick lake ice in Black Bay and
Nipigon Bay. 9 tenths of thin lake ice including 2 tenths of medium
lake ice along the south shore. 9 tenths of new lake ice northwest
of Isle Royale.

 Eastern Lake Superior.
Open water except 8 tenths of new lake ice including 2 tenths of
medium lake ice along the southern and eastern shores.

 Whitefish Bay.
9 tenths of medium lake ice except consolidated medium lake ice in
shallow bays along the eastern shore.

 Northern Lake Huron.
Open water except 7 tenths of new lake ice including 2 tenths of
thin lake ice along along the western and northern shores. 9 tenths
of new lake ice including 3 tenths of medium lake ice along the
eastern shore.

 Southern Lake Huron.
Open water except 9 tenths of medium lake ice along the eastern
shore. 9 tenths of thin lake ice including 1 tenth of medium lake
ice along the western shore. Consolidated medium lake ice in Saginaw
Bay.

 North Channel.
Consolidated thin lake ice including 4 tenths of medium lake ice
except consolidated medium lake ice including 3 tenths of thick lake
ice over the eastern section and the extreme western section.

 Northern Georgian Bay.
Open water except 9 tenths of medium lake ice over the central
section. 7 tenths of new lake ice over the northern section.

 Southern Georgian Bay.
Open water except 9 tenths of new lake ice including 3 tenths of
medium lake ice over the northern section and along the eastern
shore.

 Lake St. Clair.
Consolidated medium lake ice including 2 tenths of thick lake ice.

 Western Lake Erie.
9 tenths of medium lake ice except for consolidated medium lake ice
over the southwestern section of the western basin.

 Eastern Lake Erie.
9 tenths of new lake ice including 3 tenths of thin lake ice except
9 tenths of medium lake ice over the western and southeastern
sections.

 Western Lake Ontario.
Open water except 9 tenths of thin lake ice including 2 tenths of
medium lake ice along the southern shore. 7 tenths of new lake ice
including 1 tenth of medium lake ice along portions of the northern
shore.

 Eastern Lake Ontario.
Open water except 9 tenths of thin lake ice including 3 tenths of
medium lake ice along portions of the southern shore and in the
extreme northeastern section. 7 tenths of new lake ice including 1
tenth of medium lake ice along the northern and eastern shores.
Consolidated medium lake ice in the Bay Of Quinte.

 Northern Lake Michigan.
Open water except consolidated medium lake ice along parts of the
northeast shore and in Little Traverse Bay. 9 to 10 tenths of medium
lake ice in the northeastern section of the lake.

 Southern Lake Michigan.
Open water except for 9 tenths of thin lake ice including 1 tenth of
medium lake ice along the southern and eastern shores. Patches of 5
tenths of new lake ice along the western shore.

 Green Bay.
Consolidated medium lake ice in the Bays de Noc and the southeast
portion of Green Bay. 9 to 10 tenths of medium lake ice in the
remainder of Green Bay.

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

 End

 
 
 



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

	

   National Ice Center 30 day ice outlook


					



 FECN19 CWIS 161800 
THIRTY DAY ICE OUTLOOK FOR THE GREAT LAKES ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA 
ON 16 JANUARY 2015 FOR MID-JANUARY TO MID-FEBRUARY.  
THE NEXT 30 DAY ICE OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED ON 4 FEBRUARY 2015.

 Lake Superior

 Average air temperatures were much below normal in the first half of 
January. Air temperatures will average normal to below normal from mid-
January to mid-February. 

 Thunder Bay.
End of January... Consolidated with medium and thick lake ice except for a 
small opening northeast of Pie Island. 
February 1 to 15... Consolidated with thick lake ice except for a small 
opening northeast of Pie Island. 

 Nipigon and Black Bays.
January 17 to February 15... Consolidated with thick lake ice.

 From Grand Marais Minnesota to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
End of 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.
Mid-February... 9 to 10 tenths thin with some medium lake ice except 9 to 
10 tenths medium with some thick lake ice from the shore to Isle Royale. 

 From Grand Marais to Duluth.
End of January... Open water except 9 plus tenths medium lake ice within 
15 nautical miles of Duluth.
Mid-February... 4 to 6 tenths new and thin with some medium lake ice 
except 9 to 10 tenths thin and medium with some thick lake ice within 20 
nautical miles north of Duluth. 

 Southern Lake Superior west of Keweenaw Peninsula.
End of January...9 to 10 tenths thin and medium lake ice within 15 
nautical miles of the shore. Consolidated thick lake ice around the 
Apostle Islands and in Chequamegon Bay.
Mid-February... 9 to 10 tenths thin and medium with some thick lake ice 
within 20 nautical miles of the shore. 

 Southern Lake Superior east of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
End of January... A narrow band of 9 to 10 tenths thin with some medium 
lake ice along the shore.
Mid-February... A 20 nautical mile wide band of 9 to 10 tenths thin with 
some medium lake ice along the shore. Fast thick lake ice in shallower 
coastal areas. 6 to 8 tenths thin lake ice within 30 nautical miles of 
the eastern shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula. 

 Whitefish Bay.
End of January...Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays. 9 to 10 
tenths thin and medium lake ice elsewhere.  
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice in sheltered bays. 9 to 10 
tenths medium with some thick lake ice elsewhere. 

 From Whitefish Bay northwards to Michipicoten Bay.
End of January... Open water except patches of new with some thin lake ice 
along portions of the shore.
Mid-February... 9 to 10 tenths thin and medium lake ice within 20 nautical 
miles of the shore. Consolidated thick lake ice in shallower coastal 
areas. 

 From Michipicoten Bay to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
End of January... Open water. 
Mid-February...Isolated areas of new ice along the shore. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Superior.
End of January... Ice free to open water. 
Mid-February... Open water.

 Lake Michigan

 Average air temperatures were much below normal in the first half of 
January. Air temperatures will average normal to below normal from mid-
January to mid-February. 

 Green Bay.
End of January... Consolidated medium and thick lake ice in the southern 
two thirds of the bay and in the Bays de Noc. 9 to 10 tenths medium lake 
ice elsewhere.
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice in the southern two thirds of 
the bay and in the Bays de Noc. 9 to 10 tenths medium and thick lake ice 
elsewhere.

 Northeastern Lake Michigan.
End of January... 9 to 10 tenths medium lake ice north and east of Beaver 
Island except for a 10 nautical miles wide band of consolidated medium 
and thick lake ice along the shore east of Seul Choix and into the 
Straits of Mackinac. A narrow band of new and thin lake ice from Seul 
Choix Point to the entrance to Green Bay. 4 to 6 tenths thin and medium 
lake ice in Grand Traverse Bay.
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice from Seul Choix Point to the 
Straits of Mackinac with a narrow area of consolidated thick lake ice 
reaching Beaver Island. 9 to 10 tenths medium with some thick lake ice 
elsewhere. 4 to 6 tenths medium with some thick lake ice in Grand 
Traverse Bay.

 Elsewhere in Lake Michigan.
End of January... Open water except narrow bands of new and thin lake ice 
along the shores except for medium lake ice along the southern and 
eastern shores.
Mid-February... Areas of 9 to 10 tenths new and thin lake ice along the 
shores except for medium with some thick lake ice along the southern and 
eastern shores.
 
Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

 Average air temperatures were below normal in the first half of January. 
Air temperatures will average near normal from mid-January to mid-
February. 

 North Channel.
End of January...Consolidated with medium lake ice.
February 1 to 15... Consolidated with thick lake ice early in the period.

 St Mary's River.
End of January...Consolidated with medium lake ice.
February 1 to 15... Consolidated with thick lake ice early in the period.

 South of Manitoulin Island westward to north-western Lake Huron.
January 17 to February 15... Narrow bands of new and thin lake ice along 
the shore.

 North-western Lake Huron near the Straits of Mackinac.
End of January...Consolidated medium and thick lake ice along the shore 
and west of Bois Blanc Island into the Straits of Mackinac. 7 to 9 
tenths thin and medium lake ice elsewhere near Bois Blanc Island.
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice along the shore and west of 
Bois Blanc Island into the Straits of Mackinac. 7 to 10 tenths thin and 
medium lake ice elsewhere near Bois Blanc Island.

 From north-western Lake Huron to Saginaw Bay.
End of January... A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the shore.
Mid-February...New and thin with some medium lake ice within 20 nautical 
miles of the shore.

 Saginaw Bay.
End of January...Consolidated with medium lake ice. 
Mid-February... consolidated with thick lake ice. 

 The southern and eastern shore of Lake Huron.
End of January... 7 to 9 tenths of thin with some medium lake ice within 
up to 30 nautical miles of the shore.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 tenths of thin with some medium lake ice within up 
to 30 nautical miles of the shore except for a narrow band of 9 to 10 
tenths thick lake ice along the eastern and southern shores.

 Georgian Bay.
End of January... Consolidated medium and thick lake ice along the 
northern and eastern shores.  9 to 10 tenths of thin and medium lake ice 
within up to 30 nautical miles of the eastern and northern shores.  
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice along the northern and eastern 
shores. 7 to 10 tenths thin and medium lake ice elsewhere. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Huron.
End of January... Open water.
Mid-February... A large open water area in the north-eastern portion of 
the lake.  

 Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair

 Average air temperatures were much below normal in the first half of 
January. Air temperatures will average near normal from mid-January to 
mid-February. 

 Lake St Clair and the Western Basin.
End of January... 9 to 10 tenths thin and medium lake ice. Consolidated 
medium lake ice in the eastern portion of Lake St. Clair and along its 
northern shore.
Mid-February...Consolidated thick lake ice in Lake St. Clair. 9 to 10 
tenths medium and thick lake ice in the Western Basin.

 The rest of Lake Erie.
End of January... 7 to 9 tenths thin and medium lake ice. A Narrow band of 
consolidated medium lake ice near Buffalo. 
Mid-February... 9 to 10 tenths medium and thick lake ice. Consolidated 
thick lake ice within 20 nautical miles of Buffalo. 

 Lake Ontario

 Average air temperatures were below normal in the first half of January. 
Air temperatures will average near normal from mid-January to mid-
February. 

 Northeastern Lake Ontario.
End of January... Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays. A narrow 
bands of 9 to 10 tenths new and thin lake ice along the shore from south 
of Trenton to Prince Edward Point. 7 to 9 plus tenths thin with some 
medium lake ice east of Prince Edward Point.
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice in sheltered bays. A narrow 
bands of 9 to 10 tenths new and thin lake ice along the shore from south 
of Trenton to Prince Edward Point. 7 to 9 plus tenths thin and medium 
lake ice east of Prince Edward Point.

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

 St Lawrence River.
January 17 to 31...Becoming consolidated with thin and medium lake ice in 
the second week. 
Mid-February... Consolidated with thick lake ice.  

 Elsewhere in Lake Ontario.
January 17 to February 15... Ice free to open water. Isolated patches of 
new lake ice along the shore.

 END

 
 
 

 

 

Canadian 30-day ice outlook





 FECN19 CWIS 161800 
THIRTY DAY ICE OUTLOOK FOR THE GREAT LAKES ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA 
ON 16 JANUARY 2015 FOR MID-JANUARY TO MID-FEBRUARY.  
THE NEXT 30 DAY ICE OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED ON 4 FEBRUARY 2015.

 Lake Superior

 Average air temperatures were much below normal in the first half of 
January. Air temperatures will average normal to below normal from mid-
January to mid-February. 

 Thunder Bay.
End of January... Consolidated with medium and thick lake ice except for a 
small opening northeast of Pie Island. 
February 1 to 15... Consolidated with thick lake ice except for a small 
opening northeast of Pie Island. 

 Nipigon and Black Bays.
January 17 to February 15... Consolidated with thick lake ice.

 From Grand Marais Minnesota to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
End of 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.
Mid-February... 9 to 10 tenths thin with some medium lake ice except 9 to 
10 tenths medium with some thick lake ice from the shore to Isle Royale. 

 From Grand Marais to Duluth.
End of January... Open water except 9 plus tenths medium lake ice within 
15 nautical miles of Duluth.
Mid-February... 4 to 6 tenths new and thin with some medium lake ice 
except 9 to 10 tenths thin and medium with some thick lake ice within 20 
nautical miles north of Duluth. 

 Southern Lake Superior west of Keweenaw Peninsula.
End of January...9 to 10 tenths thin and medium lake ice within 15 
nautical miles of the shore. Consolidated thick lake ice around the 
Apostle Islands and in Chequamegon Bay.
Mid-February... 9 to 10 tenths thin and medium with some thick lake ice 
within 20 nautical miles of the shore. 

 Southern Lake Superior east of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
End of January... A narrow band of 9 to 10 tenths thin with some medium 
lake ice along the shore.
Mid-February... A 20 nautical mile wide band of 9 to 10 tenths thin with 
some medium lake ice along the shore. Fast thick lake ice in shallower 
coastal areas. 6 to 8 tenths thin lake ice within 30 nautical miles of 
the eastern shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula. 

 Whitefish Bay.
End of January...Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays. 9 to 10 
tenths thin and medium lake ice elsewhere.  
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice in sheltered bays. 9 to 10 
tenths medium with some thick lake ice elsewhere. 

 From Whitefish Bay northwards to Michipicoten Bay.
End of January... Open water except patches of new with some thin lake ice 
along portions of the shore.
Mid-February... 9 to 10 tenths thin and medium lake ice within 20 nautical 
miles of the shore. Consolidated thick lake ice in shallower coastal 
areas. 

 From Michipicoten Bay to the entrance to Nipigon Bay.
End of January... Open water. 
Mid-February...Isolated areas of new ice along the shore. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Superior.
End of January... Ice free to open water. 
Mid-February... Open water.

 Lake Michigan

 Average air temperatures were much below normal in the first half of 
January. Air temperatures will average normal to below normal from mid-
January to mid-February. 

 Green Bay.
End of January... Consolidated medium and thick lake ice in the southern 
two thirds of the bay and in the Bays de Noc. 9 to 10 tenths medium lake 
ice elsewhere.
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice in the southern two thirds of 
the bay and in the Bays de Noc. 9 to 10 tenths medium and thick lake ice 
elsewhere.

 Northeastern Lake Michigan.
End of January... 9 to 10 tenths medium lake ice north and east of Beaver 
Island except for a 10 nautical miles wide band of consolidated medium 
and thick lake ice along the shore east of Seul Choix and into the 
Straits of Mackinac. A narrow band of new and thin lake ice from Seul 
Choix Point to the entrance to Green Bay. 4 to 6 tenths thin and medium 
lake ice in Grand Traverse Bay.
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice from Seul Choix Point to the 
Straits of Mackinac with a narrow area of consolidated thick lake ice 
reaching Beaver Island. 9 to 10 tenths medium with some thick lake ice 
elsewhere. 4 to 6 tenths medium with some thick lake ice in Grand 
Traverse Bay.

 Elsewhere in Lake Michigan.
End of January... Open water except narrow bands of new and thin lake ice 
along the shores except for medium lake ice along the southern and 
eastern shores.
Mid-February... Areas of 9 to 10 tenths new and thin lake ice along the 
shores except for medium with some thick lake ice along the southern and 
eastern shores.
 
Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

 Average air temperatures were below normal in the first half of January. 
Air temperatures will average near normal from mid-January to mid-
February. 

 North Channel.
End of January...Consolidated with medium lake ice.
February 1 to 15... Consolidated with thick lake ice early in the period.

 St Mary's River.
End of January...Consolidated with medium lake ice.
February 1 to 15... Consolidated with thick lake ice early in the period.

 South of Manitoulin Island westward to north-western Lake Huron.
January 17 to February 15... Narrow bands of new and thin lake ice along 
the shore.

 North-western Lake Huron near the Straits of Mackinac.
End of January...Consolidated medium and thick lake ice along the shore 
and west of Bois Blanc Island into the Straits of Mackinac. 7 to 9 
tenths thin and medium lake ice elsewhere near Bois Blanc Island.
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice along the shore and west of 
Bois Blanc Island into the Straits of Mackinac. 7 to 10 tenths thin and 
medium lake ice elsewhere near Bois Blanc Island.

 From north-western Lake Huron to Saginaw Bay.
End of January... A narrow band of new and thin lake ice along the shore.
Mid-February...New and thin with some medium lake ice within 20 nautical 
miles of the shore.

 Saginaw Bay.
End of January...Consolidated with medium lake ice. 
Mid-February... consolidated with thick lake ice. 

 The southern and eastern shore of Lake Huron.
End of January... 7 to 9 tenths of thin with some medium lake ice within 
up to 30 nautical miles of the shore.
Mid-February... 7 to 9 tenths of thin with some medium lake ice within up 
to 30 nautical miles of the shore except for a narrow band of 9 to 10 
tenths thick lake ice along the eastern and southern shores.

 Georgian Bay.
End of January... Consolidated medium and thick lake ice along the 
northern and eastern shores.  9 to 10 tenths of thin and medium lake ice 
within up to 30 nautical miles of the eastern and northern shores.  
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice along the northern and eastern 
shores. 7 to 10 tenths thin and medium lake ice elsewhere. 

 Elsewhere in Lake Huron.
End of January... Open water.
Mid-February... A large open water area in the north-eastern portion of 
the lake.  

 Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair

 Average air temperatures were much below normal in the first half of 
January. Air temperatures will average near normal from mid-January to 
mid-February. 

 Lake St Clair and the Western Basin.
End of January... 9 to 10 tenths thin and medium lake ice. Consolidated 
medium lake ice in the eastern portion of Lake St. Clair and along its 
northern shore.
Mid-February...Consolidated thick lake ice in Lake St. Clair. 9 to 10 
tenths medium and thick lake ice in the Western Basin.

 The rest of Lake Erie.
End of January... 7 to 9 tenths thin and medium lake ice. A Narrow band of 
consolidated medium lake ice near Buffalo. 
Mid-February... 9 to 10 tenths medium and thick lake ice. Consolidated 
thick lake ice within 20 nautical miles of Buffalo. 

 Lake Ontario

 Average air temperatures were below normal in the first half of January. 
Air temperatures will average near normal from mid-January to mid-
February. 

 Northeastern Lake Ontario.
End of January... Consolidated medium lake ice in sheltered bays. A narrow 
bands of 9 to 10 tenths new and thin lake ice along the shore from south 
of Trenton to Prince Edward Point. 7 to 9 plus tenths thin with some 
medium lake ice east of Prince Edward Point.
Mid-February... Consolidated thick lake ice in sheltered bays. A narrow 
bands of 9 to 10 tenths new and thin lake ice along the shore from south 
of Trenton to Prince Edward Point. 7 to 9 plus tenths thin and medium 
lake ice east of Prince Edward Point.

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

 St Lawrence River.
January 17 to 31...Becoming consolidated with thin and medium lake ice in 
the second week. 
Mid-February... Consolidated with thick lake ice.  

 Elsewhere in Lake Ontario.
January 17 to February 15... Ice free to open water. Isolated patches of 
new lake ice along the shore.

 END