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Ice Out Records Falling Despite Mild Air

Ice Out Records Falling Despite Mild Air

April 24, 2018 02:17 PM

Seems like an odd sight to still see ice still in Fountain Lake while temperatures are in the mid/upper 60s!  A beautiful, but mainly cloudy afternoon is taking over to try to melt that ice.  But can it melt fast enough.

We're nearing the record for latest ice out on Fountain lake.  As of today, 4/24 there is still plenty to melt away.  The latest we've ever gone into the year with ice still on Fountain, was 4/30 back in 1953.  Records for Fountain go back to 1912.

Other lakes around the region are already at their latest.  Just down the Shell Rock, Albert Lea Lake still has ice on the lake.  The previous latest ice out in records that date back to 1991 is 4/18 in 2013.

Lake Zumbro is also at a record latest ice out.  In records back to 1997, the previous latest ice out was 4/21 in 2013.

Clear Lake near Waseca is also nearing a record.  The latest ice out date is 4/27 back in 1951.  Records date back to 1874.

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