Ice is out on most metro lakes, but water is still very cold

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The ice is out a lot earlier than last year on metro lakes, but it's not a good idea to dive in just yet.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's office warns the water is still "dangerously cold," WCCO reports.

The water temperatures are around 43 degrees, and hypothermia can set in in three minutes for anyone who enters water that cold, according to WCCO.

The DNR declared an ice-out on a chain of lakes in south Minneapolis Friday.

The popular west metro Lake Minnetonka still had some ice in the middle Saturday, but by Sunday morning officials in Hennepin County declared ice out – three weeks earlier than last year, the Star Tribune reports.

FOX 9 reports the last time ice-out was this early was in 2010, when Minnetonka was ice-free on April 2.

The DNR ice out map shows the lakes that are iced out.

Next Up

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

Marcus Carr / Gopher basketball

Gophers tourney hopes take another blow with loss to Nebraska

Marcus Carr scored a career-high 41 points, but Minnesota is still winless on the road.

St. Paul police

St. Paul police arrest teenage boy in carjacking crackdown

This comes amid a dramatic spike in Twin Cities carjackings.

snow

Snow latest: Twin Cities set for up to 4 inches

A narrow system will travel across Minnesota overnight.

Blake Fredrick / Lake City Basketball

Lake City boys basketball player signs contract, honored on senior night

Frederick had a special call-up to the Tigers' varsity basketball team.

ambulance

Man dies after being shot outside home near Grove City

He was found outside a home in Acton Township.

Screen Shot 2021-02-27 at 9.39.00 AM

Teen wounded in 'accidental shooting' in Moorhead

The 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Another absurd night for Kaprizov as his legend grows

Kaprizov scored a crazy wrap-around goal in the Wild's victory over the Kings.

Related