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thinkxingu 03-02-2021 07:06 AM

Windy Night Ice Melt
 
Crazy windy in southern NH last night—how was it at the lake?

Also, does wind help thaw ice or just prevent it from forming? Early ice out this year?!

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loonguy 03-02-2021 07:54 AM

High gusting winds and an inch of snow still being blown around in Moultonborough, but with the temperature currently at 3 degrees the ice presumably is only getting thicker.

tis 03-02-2021 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 351600)
Crazy windy in southern NH last night—how was it at the lake?

Also, does wind help thaw ice or just prevent it from forming? Early ice out this year?!

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It helps break it up if there are open spots.

loonguy 03-02-2021 08:48 AM

Currently, the only open spots in the ice near me are from bubblers on docks, and the wind has had no visible impact. If anything, the bubbler openings have been shrunk by the low temperatures. I do agree that wind can be a very big factor in breaking up ice, we saw it in December and January as ice-in was delayed because winds broke up ice where there was adjacent open water.


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