Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CONTEST: When will the Ice Go Out for 2016?

We have a challenge for all residents and friends of Long Lake!


From Lou Schultz:

Ice cracks are starting to appear on the lake, the ice is getting dark, our tackle boxes are reorganized and restocked, and we all get anxious for ice-out.  The charts depicted below show the data on past years and from that we can rely that the ice-out this year will be between March 20 and May 21.  The average or mean date is April 20 and the medium or date when ice goes out most often is April 27.

So when will it go out this year?  It appears to be a stable process and the safest estimate would be April 20 but it has been a mild winter this year and looks to be an early spring. 

I have observed our ice-out date is approximately two weeks after Lake Minnetonka.  My guess is April 5.
What is your guess?
Post your guess in the comments below this post or comment on the Facebook post - or you can email  longlakeliving@gmail.com.   A local establishment has a $20 gift certificate for the winner for our ice out contest this year, so make sure we know who you are and how to get hold of you.

Links to ice out information:


Anonymous said...

My guess is April 6 - Scott Riemenschneider, 14222 Chippewa Loop, ssrlaw@mchsi.com

Anne Carter said...

My guess is April 5 - Anne Carter, 14370 Chippewa Loop, acwheelin@hotmail.com

Carolyn Carter said...

Carolyn Carter - April 7, mccarter49@hotmail.com, 14370 Chippewa Loop