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Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« on: December 10, 2020, 10:16:27 AM »
I spotted frozen areas yesterday morning in a local swamp.

I know they will likely thaw out over the next few days, but it tells me that the water temps in the the extremely shallow areas are hanging in the low 30s.  :crying:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 10:49:57 AM »
Chapmans looked like there was some skim ice yesterday when i drove by.   I guess a few nights in the 20's will do it ;D

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 03:09:10 PM »
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I guess a few nights in the 20's will do it  ;D

No doubt! There was still some ice left in the sheltered areas of the swamp when I drove by this afternoon, but the areas in the open sun were open again.

Either way, we know that the water is cold  (giggle)

The 10 day forecast shows only 1 day with highs in the 30s, so this should fend off any further ice until at least Christmas time. Let's see what happens after that  :hmm:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 11:11:37 AM »
Small, shallow lakes and swampy areas are 100% iced in as of yesterday. Today and tomorrow will be cloudy and in the 40s, so not sure how that will affect it. But it's safe to say that the water temps are cold  :nod:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 06:04:35 PM »
I drove by Chapman Pond today in Westerly.

The lake was largely covered with ice and snow, but there were a few dark spots where it was either wet, or possibly still partially open here and there.

Based on the forecast for the next 10 days, it won't be thawing anytime soon  :nope:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 06:06:48 PM »
The 10 day forecast.

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 09:15:40 AM »
Yeah not looking good for temps. I see another cold March and April in our future :P

And i haven't seen anybody on Chapmans yet this year. Hasn't really frozen up solid yet!

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 09:36:35 AM »
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Yeah not looking good for temps. I see another cold March and April in our future :P

I sure hope not, Joe. But it's starting to look like an early thaw is unlikely.  :crying:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2021, 02:09:49 PM »
Plenty of people ice fishing on Chapman Pond today.

I can imagine that many lakes in RI & CT are also seeing lots of similar activity.  :yes:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2021, 08:55:56 AM »
Sunday a good amount of people fishing on Chapmans, today there is a good amount of spots with open water  8)

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 06:39:51 PM »
Sunday a good amount of people fishing on Chapmans, today there is a good amount of spots with open water  8)

I knew this rain would put a hurt on the ice!

The rest of this week should put an end to it completely  ;D

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 05:05:07 PM »
I didn't have a chance to get out anywhere today, but I believe the damage is probably done to the ice that will keep it melting now.


We should have open water in the south end of RI by the end of the week.

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2021, 09:22:14 AM »
Lot of open water on Chapmans today. Still a good amount of crappy looking ice but you could launch if you wanted!

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 11:09:34 AM »
I saw that as I drove by a while ago. Looking better!  :thumbup:

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Re: Ice Conditions 2020-2021
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 02:00:01 PM »
We didn't get any ice again this year. 80 degrees today, sorry guys... (giggle)