Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] 2021 Ice-Out: April 4 — 14th Joint Earliest On Record; Even Earlier Than Last Year.
Ice Out 1999 to 2021.
I take LEAP YEARS into account.
This year was NOT a LEAP YEAR.
So, April 5 this year,
in terms of days since Jan. 1,
is 94. If it had been a Leap Year
it would have been day #95.
Pretty amazing. Even earlier than last year — by two days. Coincidentally, it was again on a Monday. Monday’s, of late, have become a good day for ice-outs.
I had NOT expected this year to be this soon given that it was a COLD winter.
But, I know WHY we got this early date. WINDS. WINDS. WINDS. It has been a WINDY year. Last week we had unusually high winds. That is what broke up the ice.
Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.
Search ‘Winni‘ & ‘ice‘.
I came across it in the above NBC post. Stopped me dead in my tracks. I could not recall ever coming across that word. Something about it. It sounded so evocative. Had to look it up.
Its meaning blew me away. WOW. What a great word. I am bummed that I had never come across it before.
I love words. I love names — which also happen to be words.
I had to share this word with YOU.