02 April 2013: Ice Almost Out

 The ice is going out faster than I anticipated, which OK with me! The main basin is now ice-free with only a couple of hundred feet of ice left right along the southwest shore; my shoreline, as usual, is the last to open up. I don’t know what the east end of the lake looks like but I suspect there’s still ice down that end by the boat launch; it still looked pretty white yesterday afternoon when I drove by but there were signs it was breaking up.

David Hodsdon keeps track of the “official” ice-out date. Last year the lake became completely ice-free on 21 March which is on the early side. More normal is between the 2nd and 3rd week of April. Here are Ice-Out Records going back to 2001.

3 thoughts on “02 April 2013: Ice Almost Out

  1. Dave K

    Hi George. Gayle and I noted,our end (east) was about 70% covered at 4pm April 1st. By 6:30 it was completly gone. (Probably the eastery wind pushed it to your end) We are calling that “Ice-Out Day 2013”. The ice is out. Let’s go boating!!!! ————-“April Fools!!”

    1. George Fergusson Post author

      I’ve still got a good sized flow snug up against my shore. After last year’s horrible embarrassment of my mis-calling the ice out date… never again. David Hodsdon makes the official call! 🙂

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