March 20, 2012
It’s too darn warm for March!
The snow is gone and the lake ice, at this pace, will not be far behind. At this writing, the lake has ice cover but the shoreline edges are opening up and the ice color darkens every day. (View here.)
The earliest recorded ice out date for Lake Vermilion is April 6th. That record was set two years ago in 2010. The latest ice out date is May 23rd. That record was set 62 years ago in 1950. (See LakeVermilion.com for all the ice-out details.)
We’re headed for a new ice out date record and it’s not going to be close to the previous record date. Not by a long shot. We could also use additional rain or snow fall because the area lake waters levels are well below average. That includes Lake Vermilion.