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Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« on: November 23, 2018, 06:25:29 PM »
Well, we have our first ice of the season already  :crying:

Chapman Pond in Westerly is ice covered already. The ice isn't safe, but it is iced in.

I also noticed ice on one of the small saltwater ponds that I drove ny today, as well as the various marshy areas nearby. Way, way too early for this!  :yes:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 09:46:36 AM »
I saw that!  Low teens the past few nights will do it :P

A little warm up coming and more rain will take care of that

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 05:49:13 PM »
A little warm up coming and more rain will take care of that

Yep. I was thinking the same thing.

Looks like over an inch of rain overnight tonight, with 10-20 MPH winds  :o

Tomorrow is supposed to be 50 degrees, so it'll be opened back up tomorrow for sure  :yes:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 06:14:33 PM »

hope so fishing billings tomorrow.


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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 08:55:13 PM »
hope so fishing billings tomorrow.


@tritonmike I hope Billings goes well for you tomorrow!

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 11:07:46 AM »
@tritonmike How did the Billings Lake tourney go??

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2018, 08:32:38 PM »
Not a speck of ice left anywhere here now!

Instead, we have flooding  :o

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 10:18:22 AM »
I bet the lakes ice back up by the end of the week!

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 11:37:22 AM »
We will see. Some of the deeper lakes are still in the 44-45 degree temp range and fish are still biting a drop shot (which will die when it gets to the 40 degree range). Im sure some of the shallower ones are done for.
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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 05:07:26 PM »
We will see. Some of the deeper lakes are still in the 44-45 degree temp range. Im sure some of the shallower ones are done for.

For sure. The shallow areas are already icing up. While my wife and I were out walking this afternoon, we spotted some areas where the Pawcatuck River has overflowed its banks into the woods, and the water in the woods had skim ice on it already.  :nod:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 07:17:42 PM »
I took my grandkids to a playground today that has a small pond in it. The entire pond was iced over with what looked like about 1 inch of ice, or maybe slightly less.

With the forecast for this week, it's bound to be safe ice very soon.

This pond is very shallow, so the water temp drops quickly, unlike deeper water bodies. But with daytime highs most of this week only in the mid 30s, and nighttime temps dropping into the low twenties, just about everything will be iced in very soon.

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2018, 12:20:41 PM »
Chapmans is iced over also but this weekends warm temps and rain should wipe that out!

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Re: Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 08:37:36 PM »
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this weekends warm temps and rain should wipe that out!

You could be quite right! I guess it'll all depend on how thick it gets before Friday.

This makes it twice now that it's been iced from shore to shore, even though it hasn't yet been safe.