This is the date when I blog about this topic. I actually already spitballed it a little bit on Facebook already. We are possibly in the early stages of the biggest snowstorm of the year right now. The snow from the previous 3 snowstorms was a good half to two-thirds melted this week. One thing I can say for sure is that it's not going to be an early ice off this year. Too much snow and ice to melt. I think we are going to be on the late side for ice off this year. Therefore I am guessing April 22nd for the day I declare Platte ice-free. That would give 3 weeks before Opener. May it be so!