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
330 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

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

                ICE COVER CONDITIONS AS OF 12/7/2016
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MISSISSIPPI RIVER

NO ICE HAS BEEN REPORTED YET ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

WATER TEMPERATURES TODAY WERE 34 TO 38 DEGREES FROM LOCK AND DAM 1
THROUGH LD18, EXCEPT FOR 32 DEGREES AT LD5A, 40 TO 41 DEGREES FROM
LD19 THROUGH LD22, AND 45 TO 47 DEGREEES FROM LD24 THROUGH LD27.

ILLINOIS RIVER SYSTEM (CHICAGO/ILLINOIS R)

NO ICE HAS BEEN REPORTED YET ON THE ILLINOIS RIVER OR ITS TRIBUTARIES.

WATER TEMPERATURES TODAY RANGED FROM 38 TO 44 DEGREES EXCEPT FOR
47 DEGREES AT STARVED ROCK LOCK AND DAM AND 54 DEGREES AT LOCKPORT
LOCK.

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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ICE FACTORS AS OF 12/7/2016:

OUTLOOK FOR NEXT 7 DAYS:

AIR TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW NORMAL THROUGH NEXT WEEK...AND
POSSIBLY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

IN THE NORTH... HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW FREEZING WITH
SOME NIGHTIME LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND AROUND ZERO. IN THE
SOUTH...HIGHS SHOULD BE ABOVE FREEZING ON MOST DAYS WITH LOWS IN
THE TEENS AND 20S.

IN OUR REGION...LOW TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WERE 14 DEGREES AT
ST CLOUD, 17 DEGREES IN THE TWIN CITIES, 25 DEGREES AT LD15, 28
DEGREES AT PEORIA, AND 29 DEGREES AT ST LOUIS.

BASED ON THESE FACTORS...CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR ICE
FORMATION ON THE MISSISSIPPI,GENERALLY UPSTREAM OF LD18, THROUGH
NEXT WEEK, AND ESPECIALLY WHEN THE WINDS CALM DOWN. ICE FORMATION
COULD BE RAPID DURING CALM PERIODS.  NO ICE FORMATION IS EXPECTED
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF
ABOUT LD18 OR ON THE ILLINOIS RIVER OR ITS TRIBUTARIES.

THE NEXT RIVER ICE STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 13, 2016.

...BSITES...

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