While we suffer through global warming, we just got out of the second snowiest winter in the history of NH. Perhaps it's been too cold to snow until now?! Anyway, if this blog does nothing else for me, it does serve as the journal for when the ice leaves my pond. Here's ice out* for the last three years:
2005 - April 7
2006 - March 27
2007 - April 15
And this year, official ice out is.....(drumroll).......April 10.
*Ice out is defined as the last day I've seen a chunk of ice on the pond. Light skimcoat refreezings need not apply.
Update April 28: No, there's no more ice. I just wanted to post the Lake Winnepesaukee ice out dates (thanks to Kreblog).
2005 April 20
2006 April 3
2007 April 23
2008 April 23
We're not too far off and yes, 2006 was unusually early for both my pond and the big lake.
Direct link to over 100 years of Lake Winnepesaukee ice outs here.