Ice Out 2013 – Update

Posted by MNAngler On August - 7 - 2013

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.

Here are the ice out maps from the Minnesota DNR Ice Out Page for comparison:

Ice Out 2012 Ice Out 2013

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.

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