I take LEAP YEARS into account.
This year was a LEAP YEAR.
So, April 6 this year,
in terms of days since Jan. 1,
is 96 — same as April 7
for a non-Leap Year.
Ice Out 1992 to 2019.
So, this was EARLIEST since 2016.
Much earlier than the last two years.
Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.
Pretty early, but given the noticeably mild winter it was to be expected.
Not as early as 2016, 2012 or 2010. But, nonetheless, early.