Ice Out Guessing is Over

There are optimists and pessimists. The earliest date is March 13 and the latest is May 1st. Last year, the person who guessed the latest date won. Who will it be this year?

A recent core taken in a bay indicated 22 inches of ice with 6 inches of snow on top. It looks like it might take It  awhile for the ice to go out. There was a big snowstorm in April last year that prolonged the thaw and made the lake surface reflective. The timing of ice out is variable because it is related to a few factors: wind, rain, and sun. The recession of ice really requires the combination of all three factors. As the sun gets higher in the sky, it is becomes a bigger factor, but once areas open up and the winds kick up they become the dominating factor. Those of us at the lake are looking forward to watching the ice leave our lakes as spring arrives.

2019 Ice Out Guesses

Kate Ellis March 13 14:45
Brian Ellis March 19 15:19
Jillian Heimiller March 24 12:32
Patricia Coppins March 27 13:00
Ethan Arnold April 1 10:51
Lee Arnold April 2 14:00
Brooke Arnold April 3 14:46
Bill Durfee April 7 11:00
Susan Ouhrabka April 8 12:25
Charlie Landreth April 8 14:24
Fran Fedele April 9 10:50
skiff April 9 14:30
Becky Arnold April 10 12:00
Keith Scarlet April 11 11:00
Steve Arnold April 11 13:23
Daniel Ross April 13 15:31
Lisa Arnold April 14 11:48
Shane Arnold April 15 12:15
Eric Ouhrabka April 16 9:00
Joanne Phalon April 16 15:00
Crownrock April 16 15:15
Tom Ouhrabka April 17 17:00
Jean Erwin April 18 12:00
Kathy Shea April 18 13:25
Cindy Landreth April 19 6:00
Piper Ouhrabka April 19 20:40
Debbie Bayne April 20 14:00
Julie Brown April 20 15:00
Harrison Doyle April 21 15:00
Susan Goodwin April 21 15:20
Bruce Gifford April 23 15:00
Hunt Goodwin April 25 9:00
Dauson Bere April 26 15:00
Karen Ouhrabka April 28 14:00
Hugh Crawford April 29 8:04
Carl Crosley May 1 14:30

Previous Ice Out Dates:

1972 May 2      1973   April 26     1974  April 14    1975 April 24    1976  April 8    1977  April 18

1978  April 28   1979  April 23    1980  April 10    1981  March 31  1982  April 24   1983  April 4

1984  April 16   1985  March 31   1986  April 5    1987  April 12    1988  April 17    1989  April 17

1990  April 10   1991  April 6     1992  April 9     1993  April 20     1994  April 22     1995  April 1

1996  April 12    1997  April 20   1998  April 7    1999 April 8       2000   April 5     2001   April 28

2002   April 4    2003  April 24    2004   April 17   2005   Apr 17   5:30 PM    2006   Apr. 1  12:00 PM

2007   Apr. 23    6:00 AM    2008   Apr. 23    8:00 AM    2009   Apr. 12    6:00 AM    2010  Mar. 23     3:00 PM
2011 Apr. 20       2:30 PM    2012   March 22 12:00 PM    2013 Apr. 14   3:15 PM   2014 Apr. 19    3:00 PM

2015 Apr. 20     7:45 PM   2016 March 18    9:00 AM  2017 Apr. 16      7:00 PM