2017 On The Lake

Looking back, 16 months on Lake Mitchell -- January 2017 – April 2018

 

2017

January -February – Warmer than typical winter, very little snowfall in February

February 24 – Ice storm causes 12 hr power outage for much of  Lake Mitchell area.

March 7-8 – High winds, gusts to 45 mph create some power outages. 

March 14 – Last measurable snowfall – ½ inch

March 28 – Ice is off the lake

April 2 – Frog chorus begins, peepers and wood frogs sing out

May 19 – Coves are surveyed

May 25 – Little Cove is treated

May 30 -  Main lake is surveyed

May 31 – Pelican spends day on the lake

June 8 – Main Lake, Franke Coves, Torenta Canal, and Big Cove treated

September 21-26  - Heat records for six days. Highs 87 to 91. 24-27 degrees above normal

October 9 - 19 – Fall colors peak 

October 22-25 – 6 inches of rain in 70 hours

October 31 – First measurable snow – ½ inch

December 5 -High winds – power outages

December 18 – Lake Mitchell freezes

December 25 to January 7 Daytime highs in teens. Lows below zero to single digits.

 

 

2018

January 5 & 6  Low temperatures of  -23 and -28.

February 18  - spring warmup – no snow and daytime highs not below  freezing  until Mach 6

February 26 Canada geese return, a sign of spring. 

March 26 – Ice goes off Lake Mitchell

March 31- April 6  - Three storms drop 10 inches of snow.

April 8  - Record low temperature  -3 degrees, Lakes refreeze for 24 hours.

April 14  - April temperatures averages 10 to16 degrees below normal.

As newsletter goes to press (April 14) spring is still a no-show.  

 

 

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