Ice In and Out Dates

It is important to note that ice dates are based on the original water bodies such as Wabalac (West Pickerel Bay), open water (or ice) may still be in some sheltered areas and bays.

Curious to see the trends over the years? Scroll all the way down to see the details!


Winter

Lake Frozen

Ice Out

Days

Remarks

 2018/2019    
 2017/2018    
 2016/2017 8 Dec 1618 Apr 17  131 

2015/16

1 Jan 16

12 Apr 16

102

New latest freeze

2014/15

3 Dec 14

20 Apr 15

138

 

2013/14

29 Nov 13

27 Apr 14

149

 

2012/13

12 Dec 12

19 Apr 13

128

 

2011/12

20 Dec 11

27 Mar 12

98

New Shortest Season

New Earliest Thaw

2010/11

9 Dec 10

14 Apr 11

126

 

2009/10

15 Dec 09

4 Apr 10

110

 

2008/09

29 Nov 08

4 Apr 09

126

 

2007/08

24 Nov 07

21 Apr 08

149

 

2006/07

5 Dec 06

21 Apr 07

137

Almost lost ice on 7 Jan 07

2005/06

6 Dec 05

14 Apr 06

129

 

2004/05

5 Dec 04

20 Apr 05

136

 

2003/04

3 Dec 03

19 Apr 04

138

 

2002/03

2 Dec 02

22 Apr 03

141

 

2001/02

22 Dec 01

12 Apr 02

111

 

2000/01

24 Nov 2000

22 Apr 01

149

 

1999/2000

18 Dec 99

31 Mar 00

104

Shortest Season

Earliest Thaw

1998/99

23 Dec 98

18 Apr 99

116

 

1997/98

10 Dec 97

13 Apr 98

124

 

1996/97

26 Dec 96

27 Apr 97

122

Latest Freeze

1995/96

25 Nov 95

27 Apr 96

154

 

1994/95

4 Dec 94

5 Apr 95

122

 

1993/94

23 Nov 93

22 Apr 94

150

 

1992/93

18 Nov 92

27 Apr 93

160

Earliest Freeze

1991/92

4 Dec 91

2 May 92

150

Latest Melt

1990/91

7 Dec 90

11 Apr 91

125

 

1989/90

23 Nov 89

25 Apr 90

153

 

1988/89

4 Dec 88

14 Apr 89

131

 

1987/88

2 Dec 87

14 Apr 88

134

 

1986/87

20 Nov 86

12 Apr 87

143

 

1985/86

4 Dec 85

10 Apr 86

127

 

1984/85

21 Nov 84

23 Apr 85

153

 

1983/84

19 Nov 83

29 Apr 84

162

Longest Season

1982/83

12 Dec 82

27 Apr 83

136

 

1981/82

14 Dec 81

24 Apr 82

131

 

1980/81

 

4 Apr 81

 

 

1979/80

10 Dec 79

15 Apr 80

127

 

1978/79

 

22 Apr 79

 

 

1977/78

 

22 Apr 78

 

 

1976/77

 

13 Apr 77

 

 

1962/63

 

23 Apr 63

 

 

1960/61

 

26 Apr 61