Sunday, May 8, 2011
It was a bit later this year, but the ice eventually left the lake in front of our house on April 27. Last year it melted more than three weeks earlier on April 3. That cooler, wet spring weather delayed everything.
To recognize "ice out day" Julia, in her traditional fashion, went swimming. The temperature was balmy 42F or 6C......yikes, that's cold! Rob, in his traditional fashion, documented the whole thing on film (without getting wet), getting the before, during and after shots.
It is now a week later and the lake is already beginning to warm. The weather forecast for the next little while is for the temperatures to rise up into the 20's. If that happens there is a chance that the May Long weekend might be warm enough for a "normal" person to take a quick swim. Usually by mid June the lake is up to a very nice 75F/18C+.