You can now read 10 articles a month for free. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

LACONIA, N.H.

‘Ice out’ declared on Lake Winnipesaukee

Continue reading below

In a sure sign of spring, ‘‘ice-out’’ has been declared on Lake Winnipesaukee. WOKQ radio reports the pilot in charge of flying over New Hampshire’s largest lake made the call at 6:53 a.m. Wednesday. “Ice out” is declared when the M/S Mount Washington boat can safely travel between its ports without encountering ice. Dave Emerson of Emerson Aviation said the temperature of the lake is about 40 degrees. Emerson said the third week of April is usually when ice out is declared. But last year, the earliest ice out was recorded on March 23. The latest ice out was in 1888, on May 12.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week