Deer Lake Association
A member of the Minnesota Lakes Association
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Moons over Deer Lake
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Still Wishing for spring on Deer Lake,
Finally we have warm temperatures,
maybe a bit too warm at 60 degrees, suddenly.
Melt could find Spring-time soon,
but with flooding and mud.
Several days of near 70 degrees has turned the snow to water, with some local flooding. It was thought that since we received a heavy insulating snow before a spell of freezing temps, perhaps much of the potential run-off actually soaked in to the ground.
Deer Lake turned white again from more cold and 4 inches of snow after several days that reached 70 degrees and melted out many a lingering snow drift.
It Happened again on Deer Lake:
another Spring Blizzard with six more inches of heavy, wet, tree-bending snow!
Deer Lake is beginning to darken,
but the previous snow's white retards the melting by reflecting the sunlight.
Warm temps, more rain and high winds push
Deer Lake into Ice-Out End-Game
with ice growing darker and darker!
Deer Lake Ice-Out pending some breakup of the sheet,
but winds have subsided.
70 degree temps might just make the ice disappear!
And by 6pm, May 3rd, the ice began to break up
under a slight breeze from the south.
Docks ready to go!
May 4th 10am
Ice on Deer Lake still melting away.
Sparce winds keep ice in middle rather than crashing onto shore.
Only a few remnants of ice remain
buffeted about by SE winds, rain and warmth.
Just a few cubes left in the backwaters
after 3/4" rain overnight