Monday, April 13, 2015

Ice Out on Long Lake: April 13th

Sharon Natzel reported: In checking with all the folks around the lake that are part of our monitoring team, plus others, we can officially declare that sometime this afternoon (April 13, 2015) with warm temperature and the high wind gusts today, the ice is now officially out on Long Lake!  We will update the ice data tab as soon as the chart has been updated.  The ice out date this year is one day ahead of the average date of April 14th and sixteen days ahead of last winter's date of April 29th.

Now let's work on getting some rain! reported the following information:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 12th, 2015

We have received pictures and reports from several people on the lake today.  The ice is not quite gone yet, but there are many stretches of open water.  Everyone thinks the ice will most likely be gone by the end of the day on Monday.  If we would get a little bit of rain, the grass and trees, etc. could start to show some green too.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ice Out Watch

A message shared from Lou Schultz. (Lou lives on Chippewa Loop on the west side of Long Lake and helps us with the ice in and ice out statistics.)

       "Around this time of year, we always wonder when we might have ice-out.

       Fact:  Our average ice-out is April 20, although we have wide and increasing variation of this

       Theory: Long Lake gets ice-out two weeks after Lake Minnetonka, which was April 4, 2015.

      Therefore: I predict we will have ice-out this year on April 18.
      That is only 11 days away and that is a mighty big ice cube sitting out there.

      Would anyone else like to predict a date; any challengers?  - Lou"

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For the historic data go to the Ice Data tab at the top of this page or scroll to the blog post below this one for DNR data.