March 26, 1997
Ice Observations of Marquette Area Provided by Marelene
greetings ice explorer..
the report for this week is pretty much the same, not a whole heck of a lot
has changed except in the north.
along the rock cut and through lower harbor area, mccarty's cove and the
picnic rock area the ice is as it was. i'm sure there have been subtle
changes w/the exxtreme sunlight we've been getting, the only noticable one is
the pressure ridge is changing shapes, the warm air and sunlight have been
sculpting it into various and interesting forms..
from picnic rocks to the power plant in upper harbor, the white sheet or
blanket if you will, of ice remains with exception of holes or ponds of water
scattered here and there.
there is no ice of course by the hot pond at the power p[lant and you can
follow the warm current as it melts its way further out into the lake in
snake like pattern.
at the ne side of the isle, the ice appears the same as last week, out to the
end of the breakwall and out from the end of the island. looking N water
flows freely from he N most point of the island to the horizon line. thin
lines of ice can be seen floating here and there to horizon. the wind was
directly out of the S causing wavey heat lines, which made looking to the
horizon mirage like.
at the NW side of the isle and looking that direction, the bay is still
incased in its ice, just to the edge of the water line in the N there is
about 4 feet in length of big to huge ice pile ups . all the ice has
completely cleared from around little presque isle. looking from my distance,
the NW coast only seems to hav its pressure ridge left in tact.
mqt. icy reporter