News Flash: Ice-out at Lake Minnetonka
Tuesday, April 16 at 2:46 AM is the official ice-out date and time for Lake Minnetonka near the Journey North headquarters in Wayzata, Minnesota. This compares with April 19 last year, and we have a bulls-eye WINNER!
Try This! Analyzing Ice-Out Records Since 1887
For a while we thought the contest was on thin ice here in Minnesota. The period from December through February was the second warmest for Minnesota since modern record keeping began in 1891, but this April has been the snowiest in 18 years! We've made a "scattergram" that includes all the ice-out dates for Lake Minnetonka from 1887 to now. Our step-by-step directions make this easy and fun!
After you see the scattergram, come back and discuss as a class:
Four More to Go!
Next in line to thaw should be the River Teno in Utsjoki, Finland (Lapland). This still-frozen river is the border between Norway and Finland.
Remember to check the Winners Page for official contest results, which will be posted here as they happen!
We said the contest deadline was February 28, but there are four official observation posts yet to go. There's still time to send us your answers to this question:
What About Lake Minnetonka's Ice Houses?
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3. In the body of the message, give your answer to today's question.
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