Coast Guard warns of thinning Lake Superior ice - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Coast Guard warns of thinning Lake Superior ice


DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is warning ice anglers and others that changing winds and warming temperatures have caused shifting and thinning ice on Lake Superior, the Duluth-Superior harbor and connecting rivers.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert Pump says ice conditions are changing rapidly and are dangerously unstable. He says south winds and warmer temperatures over the next week will likely cause the ice to break apart and drift.

The Duluth News Tribune says the Coast Guard will being icebreaking operations in the Twin Ports area on Monday, making shipping channels and areas of the lake even more unsafe.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at