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Anthony

4/8/2005 Warroad ice report

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I can't believe it!

I went to the jetty at lunch today, mid 60's, good wind out of the Southeast, water is a couple hundred yards out into the main lake past the jetty.

I can see what looks like maybe cormorants sitting out on the edge of the ice past the open water.

I dig out the binoculars and it turns out to be about 10 people and maybe 7 wheelers out on the ice beyond the open water....fishin!!!

All in a group besides. Do the math: 10 people at an average 170lbs apiece and 7 machines at maybe 500lbs apiece and you have over 2 1/2 tons sitting in very close proximity on rotting ice.

I had to sit there and watch them for maybe 10 minutes figuring when they disappeared that there would at least be someone who could alert authorities where to begin searching.

That was way too scary to see that.

And to make matters worse, they were still sitting on the channel that the river flows through into the main lake, no doubt after eyes.

Yikes!

Weekend report is 66 degrees and sunny tomorrow, possible T-storms and maybe 50 on Sunday.

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I saw folks on Saturday out there on the ice and I was scared just watching!

Took a cruise yesterday and the Jacks are running in the creeks/ditches around warroad.

Rain, rain go away.

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