19 November 2014: A little ice around the edge of the lake


Skim ice!

For the first time this fall that I’m aware of, the lake has a little skim ice around the edges this morning. I hadn’t thought the water had cooled off enough to freeze because I was seeing lake-effect warming just the other day. I guess it is ready to freeze up! I remember years ago ice skating over Thanksgiving. I wonder if I’ll get to do that this year? According to our ice-in, ice-out records which go back to 2001, The earliest the lake has fully frozen over was back in 2002, on November 29th though last year it froze over on November 3oth.