SEVERE WX: Winter Storm Watch View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Preparing for the Color the Wind Kite Festival

The Annual Color the Wind Kite Festival is only a couple of days away and those hosting the event are out making sure the ice is safe for hundreds of people and vehicles to drive out on the ice.

Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 6:48 PM

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa- The Annual Color the Wind Kite Festival is only a couple of days away and those hosting the event are out making sure the ice is safe for hundreds of people and vehicles to drive out on the ice.
Larry Day, an organizer of the event, says they start checking ice conditions in December and January, but the week before the event is the most important. On Wednesday he drilled a hole to check the depth saying it is around 12 to 13 inches. He says despite safe ice conditions they will be putting cones out on the ice and are informing people of what to look for to stay safe on the ice.
“Safety is the most important part of the event,” said Day. “There are no soft spots just be careful when you walk on the ice. He says watch for snow heaves that could develop near the shore.”
The festival will take place this Saturday starting at 11.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
20° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: 8°
Albert Lea
Overcast
19° wxIcon
Hi: 20° Lo: 4°
Feels Like: 10°
Austin
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 7°
Feels Like: 10°
Charles City
Clear
19° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: 8°
Rochester
Few Clouds
18° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: 7°
Feels Like: 7°
Prepare for an arctic onslaught! Brutally cold air heads in tonight alongside strong NW winds.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Pipes burst at Southbridge Mall

Image

Flooding at iconic Rochester hotel

Image

StormTeam 3 Weather Forecast: Bitter cold temps on the way

Image

Rochester City Council to talk policing downtown

Image

The future of Rochester's iconic corn water tower still up in the air

Image

Preventing frozen pipes

Image

Keeping the runways clear

Image

Catholic community conversation

Image

Affordable Housing and the Government Shutdown

Image

North Iowa Bulls' Poczos recalled to NAHL club

Community Events