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Clear Lake!!

Posted: Sun, Feb 09 2014, 10:18 PM
by goestoeleven
Looks like it's happening this year! I'm thinking there should be plenty of ice on the lake.

It will be my first trip to Clear Lake. Hope to see some of you there.

As of this morning, the weather forecast for next Saturday is showing 25F, which would be a huge improvement from recent temps here in the Chicago area!

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Mon, Feb 10 2014, 08:52 AM
by TMadz
Have fun. At least you won't have a problem with ice. Unlike last year.

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Mon, Feb 10 2014, 09:24 AM
by Shari
I am looking forward to it. Not so much the drive but the festival. :)

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Thu, Feb 13 2014, 07:44 AM
by goestoeleven
Good news - there's supposed to be some wind & a high of 22F, so at least it won't be -40F wind chills.

Not so good news . . . 80% chance of two to four inches of snow, starting at 6am . . . .

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Thu, Feb 13 2014, 03:34 PM
by TMadz
goestoeleven wrote:Good news - there's supposed to be some wind & a high of 22F, so at least it won't be -40F wind chills.

Not so good news . . . 80% chance of two to four inches of snow, starting at 6am . . . .


What's not to like? It's winter after all. It could be raining. :-)

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Thu, Feb 13 2014, 06:25 PM
by Mike
As long as the roads are clear...
If the roads are red on the IDOT maps, we're not driving. It's not worth risking lives--it's just kites.

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Thu, Feb 13 2014, 09:34 PM
by goestoeleven
What I was seeing was snow during the day on Saturday, and it should be done by Saturday night. I think we'll be fine getting there and returning home.

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Fri, Feb 14 2014, 03:09 AM
by Mike
We've snow predicted for Friday down here :(

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Fri, Feb 14 2014, 06:45 AM
by goestoeleven
Leave now? :( (I'm trying to be humorous, but I know it's not funny)

Just looked at your forecast. Yeah, it doesn't look good for driving :( It looks like it's mostly south of I-80, with some snow this morning north of I-80 once you cross into Iowa. But, of course, that's the first couple hours of your driving.

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Fri, Feb 14 2014, 10:16 AM
by Mike
Actually, we would have left early this morning to beat the snow if we could. We can't leave until early afternoon though and the snow has been coming down pretty heavy for the last hour. Hopefully they will get the roads clear by the time we need to leave.

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Fri, Feb 14 2014, 12:34 PM
by prairierose
We can meet later, just let us know.

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Sat, Feb 15 2014, 11:11 PM
by illescasd
I couldn't make the Clear Lake festival (rats), so I went across the street and had my own version.

:piratecap:
David

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Sun, Feb 16 2014, 08:26 PM
by TMadz
It's been a good winter for lake flying. Tell us honestly. Did you get pulled over on the ice?

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Mon, Feb 17 2014, 09:13 AM
by Mike
Nice!
Out at Clear Lake, we had a layer of snow over the ice so slipping wasn't (too much) of a problem.
We were flying in a blizzard at one point though. That's was pretty funny.

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Mon, Feb 17 2014, 12:08 PM
by TMadz
Mike wrote:Nice!
Out at Clear Lake, we had a layer of snow over the ice so slipping wasn't (too much) of a problem.
We were flying in a blizzard at one point though. That's was pretty funny.


Photos

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Tue, Feb 18 2014, 12:09 AM
by goestoeleven
Tmadz -

There were a bunch over on FB (only one by me) . . . . and here's another link for you. No idea who Sara is, but . . . . Enjoy.

Re: Clear Lake!!

Posted: Tue, Feb 18 2014, 12:10 AM
by goestoeleven
illescasd wrote:I couldn't make the Clear Lake festival (rats), so I went across the street and had my own version.

:piratecap:
David


Nice! (and nicer weather!)