Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ice Out By Easter- Update #5

Well it just isn't looking good for that Easter ice out. The April Fools snowstorm dumped 6-8 inches of heavy wet snow and the 10 Day forecast is not calling for a major warm up next week; In fact it looks like the daily high temps are going to be below average for at least another week. Several days the forecast isn't even projected to get out of the 30's; Average highs now are up into the mid 40's.

However, it is a bit warmer in the Southern reaches of Minnesocold and Minnesota Climatology has added some lakes with the ice off (This is as of 3/31)

3-23 Pepin (Wabasha County)
3-25 Swan (Nicollet County)
3-26 Tetonka (Le Sueur County)
3-31 Zumbro (Olmsted County)
3-31 Kohlman (Ramsey County)

For those who do not know, Ramsey county is basically the city of St. Paul and some of it's suburbs. So Kohlman is the first MC tracked lake in the Twin Cities metro with ice off. MC is listing Ramsey County lakes Phalen and Gervais as "partial" cover and Lake of the Isles in Mpls gets a "partial cover" designation as well. High Temps in the cities are supposed to be in the low to mid-40's, so Twin Cities lakes will probably be opening up on a daily basis this week.

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