Getting ready for freeze-up

getting ready for freeze-up

We are in for a bout of cold weather here at Crane Lake. This week is going to be cold with forecast lows in the single digits. Will it be enough to freeze the lake? If the winds are calm it is possible that we could get a sheet of skim ice on the lake.

I have been keeping track of the freeze-up dates for a number of years. The dates listed below are when Baylis Bay on Crane Lake froze. Further up on the chain of lakes in Voyageurs National Park, where the lakes are bigger and deeper, the lakes can freeze much later.
11/08/93
11/23/94
11/09/95
11/11/96
11/18/97
12/07/98
11/30/99
11/21/00
12/07/01
11/13/02
11/24/03
11/29/04
11/25/05
11/30/06
11/22/07

Wood Stove 

While November can be cold and dreary, it is warm and cheery next to the wood stove!

 

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