Coast Guards warns of weak ice across Great Lakes region

Coast Guards warns of weak ice across Great Lakes region
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard reminds the public to exercise caution on ice throughout the entire Great Lakes region. Current ice conditions on the Great Lakes are far below the seasonal average. The combination of open water, unstable ice formation and areas of relatively weak ice may create hazardous conditions for recreational users. The public is advised to use caution when deciding to venture...

Coast Guard warns warmer temperatures could bring dangerous ice conditions

Coast Guard warns warmer temperatures could bring dangerous ice conditions
DETROIT – The Coast Guard is warning ice sport enthusiasts Friday of potentially unstable ice conditions due to weather forecasts calling for warmer temperatures and anticipated rain and fog over the weekend in much of Michigan and Ohio. Last week, Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center coordinated the rescue of 10 people and experienced one loss of life on Lake Erie after a similar...

Coast Guard warns of warming temps, unsafe ice conditions in northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula

Coast Guard warns of warming temps, unsafe ice conditions in northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie is issuing a warning Thursday that warmer temperatures this week and upcoming weekend will greatly increase the possibility of weakened ice in the area. The recent trend and prediction of warmer temperatures has caused extremely hazardous ice conditions throughout northern Michigan, including Marquette Harbor, Munising Bay, the Straits...

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions due to warm weather

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions due to warm weather
CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District is issuing a warning Thursday that the unusually warm temperatures observed this year in the Great Lakes region have greatly increased the possibility of weakened ice. With temperatures forecasted to reach 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend in some parts of the Great Lakes, ice has become thin and unsafe, which increases the likelihood of people falling...

Warm weekend weather, rain will likely cause unstable, dangerous ice

DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard is warning the public that the warm weather and rain forecast for New Year’s weekend will likely create unstable and hazardous ice conditions on Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, making it extremely dangerous for people to be on. The National Weather Service forecasts rain through New Year’s Day and air temperatures as high as 46 degrees, a combination...