Ice out moving rapidly north this spring
Apr 04, 2020 06:04AM
Watching the lake disappear on your favorite lake. It’s an annual rite of spring in Minnesota.
We earn our springs and summers in Minnesota. Spring in Minnesota is the promise that summer keeps.
Early ice out
Most lakes in southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities are now ice-free. There are even a few ice-free lakes north of the Twin Cities now. You can check your favorite lake here.
Many southern Minnesota lakes are seeing ice cover vanish one to two weeks earlier than average this spring. Twin Cities bellwether lakes White Bear and Minnetonka went out Thursday, April 2. That’s nine days earlier than the long-term average
Mild into next week
Milder air returns this weekend into next week. The weather pattern favors more ice-out reports from central Minnesota over the next week.
To read the original article and see related weather reporting, follow this link to the MPR News website. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/04/03/ice-out-moving-rapidly-north-this-spring