John H is the First Place winner of the 2018 Ice Out Contest with a date of 5/1 at 4:00PM, Congrats! Second Place Winner goes to Syd with a guess of 4/29 at 11:20AM. John will receive a Trestle Pine Topper with a Black Ash Burl handle and S30V clip blade and Syd a Victorinox Classic and Tinker.
John couldn’t have come much closer to hitting the nail directly on the head. Yesterday our temp came close to 80 degrees with more wind. This morning it’s 37F. The lake was ice free in the early morning hours of 5/1 and as of 10AM CST, this is all that’s left.
I have to give John some credit because I know he spends some time and effort into making his prediction. To be very honest with you, I live on the lake and I didn’t expect this ice to be gone for at least another week. At any rate, its been fun, congrats to both John and Syd. Many thanks to those of you that gave it a shot. And I couldn’t be happier to see the ice GONE for another season!!!