Ice near Grey Eagle

From: 5369
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 7:48 PM
To: 4695
Subject: Ice conditions

The attached photo is a small marsh lake about .75 mile across. It is located about 15 miles south of Long Prairie near a town called Grey Eagle, which is about 40 miles east of Christina. It was taken around 9AM on Wed Nov 19. It had a few small open spots, but supported my weight out only a few feet. I had dress clothes on and didn't have an ice chisel to measure, but appeared to be 1-2 inches on shore.
Grey Eagle Nov 19
I also drove by a few other similar lakes today Thursday and were wide open with a 12F temp and North wind last night and all day today of 15-22MPH, so freezing ice was a challenge. The forecast and lighter wind will surely freeze Christina tight, I am sure. I had planned to drive over there today at 7AM, but with the big winds, suspected it would have stayed open. When I drove past the photo shot today at 4PM, the small open spots were a little bigger with the wind. I see on the website you may go west this weekend. Be safe.I would love to join you, but I have a weekend meeting in Wisconsin Dells!
I am available Fri after Thanksgiving for scouting.