‘It’s Very Deceiving’: Despite The Recent Cold, It’s Still Important To Check Lake Ice – WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This winter benefits some things, like making ice for fishing. However as WCCO learnt, this year – it’s made complex.
While the temperatures are low enough for ice-making, the conditions aren’t as great as they may appear.
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Jeff Heinrichs owns Ice Fishing Warriors, an icefishing cabin rental service on Lake Minnetonka.
“It is very deceiving, a lot of people will come out and think they can just drive wherever they want and they should be checking the ice wherever they go,” he stated.
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He blames the absence of ice on the abundance of snow.
“It’s insulating and so that cold air is trying to get through that snow,” he stated.
Heinrichs determined one snow-covered part of ice on Lake Minnetonka at 10 inches. Simply feet away, in the location where the snow was raked, the ice was 16 inches.
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Heinrichs states regardless of the deep cold, it’s important to inspect any ice prior to you venture out.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.