What a difference a year makes. If anyone was watching the ice out in Minnesota this year and last, they would see a striking difference. It’s like the Minnesota Twins in 1990-91 where they went from last in their division in one year to winning the World Series the next.
Notice that in 2012 we had some of the earliest ice outs in history. Between the early hot weather and wind, some lakes lost their ice in a matter of hours. This year, however, Old Man Winter held on for as long as he could.
It will be interesting to see what 2014 brings.