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News Flash: Ice-out at Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka

Saturday, March 18, 2000 is the official ice-out date for Lake Minnetonka near the
Journey North Ice-Out Observation Posts

Journey North headquarters in Wayzata, Minnesota. This is the earliest day in all of the past 113 years of records kept by Journey North. Only four times before has the ice ever gone out in March!

Compare the records at:

The 2000 Ice-Out contest continues, so get set to prepare your predictions!

Introducing the Next Official Ice-Out Observation Post
Tanana River

Next in line to thaw should be the Tanana River (65.5N, 149.0W) at the Nenana, Alaska Ice-Out Observation Post.

These are the ice-out dates there for the past ten years:

1990 -- April 24 -- 5:19 p.m.
1991 -- May 1 -- 12:04 a.m.
1992 -- May 14 -- 6:26 a.m.
1993 -- April 23 -- 1:01 p.m.
1994 -- April 29 -- 11:01 p.m.
1995 -- April 26 -- 1:22 p.m.
1996 -- May 5 -- 12:32 p.m.
1997 -- April 30 -- 10:28 a.m.
1998 -- April 20 -- 4:54 p.m.
1999 -- April 29 -- 9:47 p.m.

For ice conditions, photos, stories, and more great links to help you make your contest prediction, see:

Then don't miss your chance to enter our 2000 Ice-Out Contest by sending us your answer to this question:

Challenge Question #10:
"When do you predict ice-out will occur on the Tanana River in Spring 2000?"

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