Late ice cramps anglers' appetite, research of crucial fish
A lack of ice in cold weather states this year has made it difficult for scientists to study the rainbow smelt population. Rainbow smelts, which are small fish that are very popular with ice anglers, have been a focus of conservationists for many years. In Maine, a late arriving winter has made it difficult to collect data about the health of the smelt population. Other states where ice fishing is a winter tradition, such as New Hampshire and Michigan, have had similar problems. On Lake Erie, ice fishing charter boat captain Tony Muscioni said thick ice finally arrived about three weeks ago, which was about four weeks later than normal.
Tracking river levels and fog, but overall, a pleasant holiday weekend!
ROANOKE, Va. – River levels remain our top concern as we start the long, holiday weekend. Many rivers have come down from their crests, but we’re still tracking the Dan River at Danville, Paces and South Boston, as well as the Roanoke River at Altavista, Brookneal and Randolph. Southside river levels (WSLS)All the moisture from the rain has soaked into the ground, and with winds weakening overnight, we’ve seen dense fog develop this morning. Saturday morning fog alerts (WSLS)We shouldn’t add too much rain this weekend, as daily storm chances stay low at 20 to 30 percent. Future Tracker Sunday 3 p.m. (WSLS)After such a wet and chilly week, I think many of you will notice the warmth this weekend.
Tennessee tornado survivor talks about brush with death
One survivor there is speaking out about her brush with death. "So, I don’t know how I got out. I don’t know how I survived.”A tree narrowly missing her as she sat in this now unrecognizable, smashed black honda. “I just don’t know how much more I can take. It’s really hard.