With the recent dump of snow and continuing colder temperatures, the thaw on Lake of the Woods is being delayed, according to Tim Armstrong from Lake of the Woods Ice Patrol.

“I think we’re going to have at least some ice on the lake until May 16, May 22,” said Armstrong on the Q Morning Show.

“By some measures, the thaw hasn’t started yet,” Armstrong continued.

“If you look at the mean daily temperature, the average, we want that to be above freezing to mostly melt ice day by day and that hasn’t happened for more than a couple, three days in a row.”

There is some optimism, according to Lake of the Woods Ice Patrol.

“If we got really nice, warm weather, it could go fast. It’s April, but we’re not getting any really positive, above normal weather in the forecast. Not even the long term.”

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