This flight was conducted today to study the freeze patterns of the Mississippi River in St.Cloud. Unfortunately conditions were very difficult for flight and photo options were limited. At 30 Minutes before nightfall, the flight was brief in 25mph winds gusting to 30mph from the NW. It was 19 degrees F and snowing. Note the open water to the North below the Sauk Rapids and directly South of the train bridge.
Check this link for Flight Flash photos of the spring thaw last March. >>> https://flightflash.com/2010/03 <<<
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