2024 Minnesota Lake Ice-out Forecast Webinar

Again this year, Minnesota Sea Grant comes to the rescue of folks trying to guess when their lake will be ice-free. You might need some extra help this year since ice thickness on north central Minnesota lakes is only ¼-⅓ the usual thickness. At noon on Friday, March 8, 2024, John Downing will give a webinar showing how weather influences lake ice cover. At the end of the webinar, John will offer a forecast of ice-out dates for Minnesota lakes and show how to track forecasts yourself. 


March 8, 2024
Noon - 1:00 p.m. CT


This event will be virtual. Enjoy from wherever you are!


The webinar is free of charge but registration is required.


John Downing, MNSG Director


Itasca Waters

Image credit: John Downing/MNSG