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.
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A short YouTube video
(with a thumb in the middle).
My 11′ Atoll Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board arrived today.
It was beautifully packaged. Work of art.
It has surpassed my expectations. Very well made. You can feel the quality.
Using a ‘Driftsun High Pressure, High Volume Dual Inflate/Deflate‘ pump I pumped it up to 13psi. It was plenty rigid then. Next time I will go higher.
It was stable. As you can see from the video it was WINDY and this was my first time up on a board in probably 3-years (and I had knee surgery 3-months ago). I still did OK.
I was impressed. I had fun. I think this board and I will become great companions.
Next week is going to be COLD and windy. But, I am sure I can find a day to take it out again. Hopefully it will not be as windy.