Lake of the Sunset Glow

Ice Out!

As the days get steadily warmer and the snow dwindles, thoughts turn to “soft” water activities like fishing and boating.  In the meantime, however, we need to get through this period of the year where the ice is melting.  There are many factors that contribute to the rate of melting, but I will not get into the science of it here.

Each year resorters and other property owners watch anxiously watch the ice conditions on their part of the lake.  Wind can pile up ice, easily taking out docks or supports.  Even rocks and boulders along the shoreline can be moved by the power of the ice.

You can watch the progress of the melting of Lake Vermilion on our webcams:

www.lakevermilionresorts.com/webcams

If you’d like to view a chart showing all the dates for ice out since official records began in 1910, continue here  –

Apr 10 1945              
Apr 11 1910              
Apr 12                
Apr 13                
Apr 14 1939 1998            
Apr 15                
Apr 16 1987              
Apr 17 1976              
Apr 18 1931 1941 2006          
Apr 19 1938 1940 1958 2005        
Apr 20 1946 1967 1973 1986 2000      
Apr 21 1930              
Apr 22 1915 1955 1981          
Apr 23 1906              
Apr 24 1925 1984            
Apr 25 1929 1942 1969 1980 1991 2002    
Apr 26 1949 1977 1999          
Apr 27                
Apr 28 1963 1985 1990 1993        
Apr 29 1948 1952 2004 2007        
Apr 30 1932 1943 1954 1988 1997  2009    
May 1 1924 1926 1935 1953 1957 1959 1983 2003
May 2 1968 1971 1994 2001        
May 3 1914 1960 1964 1970 1995      
May 4 1982 1989 1992          
May 5 1951 1961 1962 1965 1974      
May 6 1923 1933 1934 1937 1978      
May 7 1927 1944 1975          
May 8                
May 9                
May 10 1928 1936 1956          
May 11 1972              
May 12 1947              
May 13 1979 2008            
May 14 1996              
May 15 1966              
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May 23 1950              

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