Got Ice? Sailing Next Weekend!

Today's forecast warm temperatures will melt down a lot of the snow cover on Minnesota's frozen lakes. There are a some lakes that have been just outside the envelope for sailing since the New Year began, e.g., Lake Pulaski near Buffalo has not seen 3 inches of snow in total since we sailed there between Christmas and New Years.

The NWS Interactive Snow Map shows no snow cover in the Marshall/Tracy area in SW Minnesota, with current 10:00 AM temps at 36 F, and forecast high temperatures today in the Mid 40s! We're looking for an ice report on Lake Shetek.

The webcams on Okoboji show about 25% clear / 75% snow cover.

Ice checkers are encouraged to start looking at the lakes in their yards and report on conditions as they improve.

We will be sailing someplace next weekend!