Mar 17, 2016

Ice-out at Clear Lake

Clear Lake, MN
Emily Boster
Ice-out. Photo: KIMT
Ice-out. Photo: KIMT

Clear Lake is ice-free two weeks earlier than usual. The term used to describe that melting is an “ice-out”. The lake froze over around December 19, taking nearly three months to thaw out. Ice-out refers to the lake having no ice, allowing boats to go on it