Lake ice will gradually become “unstable” as temperatures rise in Michigan, according to the NWS


GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Michigan is heating up.

And while warmer temperatures are welcome for many residents of this state after several weeks of freezing temperatures, rising temperatures come with their own dangers.

For this reason, the National Weather Service of Grand Rapids has issued several warnings intended to remind residents that milder temperatures cause the ice to melt.

Melting ice should be Generally slow but stable, which means lake ice will gradually become dangerous as high temperatures are expected to be between 35 degrees and 44 degrees over the next seven days.

“The next few weeks are the most important time to pay attention to the rivers in our region,” NWS meteorologists said on Tuesday February 23.

Additionally, most of the river ice in the region will clear over the next two weeks, according to the NWS. The overall risk of ice jams is low, but some local ice jam problems are possible.

In general, the NWS reminds residents that ice is never 100% safe and “if you don’t know, don’t go”.


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