No snow helps create perfect ice fishing conditions
The definition of a white Christmas is at least one inch of snow covering the ground. With no measurable snow predicted through the weekend, it is looking like this will be a brown Christmas in the Bemidji area.
The lack of snow on the lakes has created ice smooth enough for ice skating in many areas. Clear ice is also the strongest ice, even though warmer temperatures have slowed the amount of ice the lakes have been able to make.
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