Lake Pepin declares Minnesota's first ice-out of 2018

Ice out day on Lake Minnetonka 2016

It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Minnesota. 

Minnesota’s first—and only—ice-out in the state was reported Friday afternoon. Lake Pepin is officially ready for summer. 

Lake Pepin’s ice-out this year was only several weeks later than the median ice-out date of March 31. The earliest ice-out date was February 29, 2000 and the latest was May 20, 1843. 

Despite the first ice-out, other lakes across the state remain frozen solid.