April 19, 2007
Ice Out 2007, Installment 3.
It looks like we’re going to take another run at it.
The recent cold snapette has ended and we are once again converting ice to water.
One of the obvious and tell-tale indicators of ice quality is the ice color. The Lake Vermilion ice pack has started to darken. The winter whiteness has started to change to a light charcoal grey. The ice against the shore edges has, once again, started to recede. The sun exposed north shorelines have a head start on other areas of the lake. There is the suggestion of rain within a couple of days and that will accelerate the melt.
Stay tuned for the eventual conclusion of “Ice Out 2007”.