All the indications are that we will get an early ice-out this year. Possibly very early.
The earliest recorded ice-outs, since they started keeping records in 1887 (129 years ago), is day 82 of the year.
Depending on whether it is a Leap Year or not day 82 is either March 24 (non-Leap) or March 23 (Leap).
This year is a Leap Year. So 82 days into the year will be March 23.
Today, March 11, is day 70. So we have 12 days to play with.
There is a hope that ice-out this year might beat all records and fall on the Spring Equinox, which is on March 20.
Easter Sunday is on March 27. Given that Easter can fall between March 22 and April 25 ice-out on March 20 – 23 would mean that it was BEFORE the range of Easter.
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