4 Mile Lake ICE OUT Dates  

Official ICE-OUT and FIRST-FREEZE Dates

Year

 Ice Out Date

Direction (Ice Out) First Freeze  Date
2016 Thursday March 31, 2016 mild winter with little snow Friday December 16, 2016
2015 Sunday April 19, 2015 very slow melt.  Most of the ice was gone on 18th. Tuesday January 5, 2016
2014 Saturday April 26, 2014 main part of lake went on 25th, Dugout bay enclosed, ice moved to Green Bay Tuesday December 30, 2014
2013 Friday April 19, 2013 main part of lake went on 18th, ice blew into Dugout bay Thursday December 12, 2013
2012 Saturday March 24, 2012 (earliest) 2 weeks of record warmth, little snow Wednesday December 26, 2012
2011 Saturday April 16, 2011 consistently colder weather, then quick heat Thursday December 29, 2011
2010 Friday April 1, 2010 Dugout bay a week earlier - very easy out Wednesday December 15, 2010
2009 Saturday April 12, 2009 slow melt - wind made it linger on east side Friday December 18, 2009
2008 Saturday April 19, 2008 fast melt - crystals slowly moved north Monday December 8, 2008
2007 Thursday April 19, 2007 slowly melted - little movement Tuesday December 11, 2007
2006 Thursday April 13, 2006 SE wind and rain took ice North and West Wednesday January 17, 2007 (latest)
2005 Tuesday April 19, 2005 sunk - slow melt Thursday December 7, 2005
2004 Friday April 16, 2004   Tuesday December 14, 2004
2003 Monday April 21, 2003   Monday December 8, 2003
2002 Monday April 15, 2002   Sunday December 1, 2002
2001 Friday April 20, 2001   Saturday December 29, 2001
2000 Thursday March 30, 2000   Friday December 8, 2000
1999 Sunday April 11, 1999   Saturday December 18, 1999
1998 Wednesday April 8, 1998   Thursday December 24, 1998
1997 Sunday April 27, 1997   Friday December 19, 1997
1996 Saturday May 4, 1996 (latest)   Thursday December 24, 1996
1995 Sunday April 9, 1995   Wednesday November 29, 1995 (earliest)
1994 Sunday April 10, 1994   Monday December 12, 1994
1993 Sunday April 18, 1993   Monday December 20, 1993
1992 -   Wednesday December 16, 1992
 

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(Average "Ice Out" Date since 1993  = April 13th, Avg. for last 10 years = April 11th)

(Average Ice "First Freeze" Date  since 1992 = December 17th, Avg. for last 10 years = December 19th)

(Note: ice must remain frozen for 3 consecutive days following freeze date)