Lake Christina, Nov 25, 2005 - Snow Event last night/today

Snow isn't ever an issue in iceboating, until the lakes freeze. :)

There's a very narrow band (maybe 30 miles wide) of snow in front of a warm front, generally along the I 94 Corridor in Minnesota. It no doubt has impacted the ice on Christina. Historically, the hills surrounding Lake Christina have taken a fair amount of moisture out of systems before they reach the lake. We'll see about that.

Fergus Falls recieved a scant 2" of powder snow overnight... a bit more is forecast.

We will check the conditions at Christina some time today and post observations.

Local Ice checkers will scout a number of suspect shallow lakes in the imediate area which may have missed the event, over the weekend, the good news is it's now cold and other slightly deeper lakes should be freezing over the weekend. (post snow event) Generally slightly east and or north of Christina.

Of higher immediate concern is a low pressure system forecast to intensify as it leaves Colorado, and impact the region on Late Sunday, Monday.

The greatest treasure an iceboat regatta organizer has is options for venue.

If you know of a suitable sized, accessable and Frozen Lake please post on this site,

It's gonna be great!


Thanks for the updates Mark.

Thanks for the updates Mark. It appears from the radar history that most of the snow missed 'Coots-ville'??? Must have added some ice last night? Please advise when you can.