HISTORY OF FREEZING AND THAWING OF LAKE MENDOTA, 1852-53 to 2013-14

Wisconsin State Climatology Office

WINTER

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WINTER

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OPENED

DAYS

1852-53
1853-54
1854-55
1855-56
1856-57
1857-58
1858-59
1859-60
1860-61
1861-62
1862-63
1863-64
1864-65
1865-66
1866-67
1867-68
1868-69
1869-70
1870-71
1871-72
1872-73
1873-74
1874-75
1875-76

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27 Dec
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18 Dec
6 Dec
25 Nov
8 Dec
7 Dec
14 Dec
2 Dec
26 Dec
18 Dec
8 Dec
14 Dec
18 Dec
12 Dec
10 Dec
2 Dec
24 Dec
19 Dec
30 Nov
29 Nov
10 Dec
10 Jan

5 Apr
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14 Apr
6 May
26 Mar
14 Mar
26 Mar
10 Apr
13 Apr
9 Apr
21 Apr
5 Apr
18 Apr
20 Apr
31 Mar
16 Apr
12 Apr
2 Apr
23 Apr
23 Apr
14 Apr
15 Apr
10 Apr

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118
151
121
96
110
117
132
104
125
118
125
123
110
127
131
99
126
144
136
126
91

 

1876-77
1877-78
1878-79
1879-80
1880-81
1881-82
1882-83
1883-84
1884-85
1885-86
1886-87
1887-88
1888-89
1889-90
1890-91
1891-92
1892-93
1893-94
1894-95
1895-96
1896-97
1897-98
1898-99
1899-00

8 Dec
6 Jan
21 Dec
17 Dec
23 Nov
2 Jan
10 Dec
18 Dec
17 Dec
12 Dec
5 Dec
24 Dec
2 Jan
14 Jan
26 Dec
27 Dec
16 Dec
4 Dec
28 Dec
5 Jan
21 Dec
17 Dec
9 Dec
27 Dec

17 Apr
9 Mar
12 Apr
25 Mar
3 May
21 Mar
13 Apr
15 Apr
20 Apr
19 Apr
15 Apr
15 Apr
31 Mar
30 Mar
16 Apr
2 Apr
7 Apr
15 Mar
8 Apr
5 Apr
10 Apr
27 Mar
18 Apr
17 Apr

130
62
112
99
161
78
124
119
124
128
131
113
88
75
111
97
112
101
101
91
110
100
130
111

WINTER

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DAYS

 

WINTER

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DAYS

1900-01
1901-02
1902-03
1903-04
1904-05
1905-06
1906-07
1907-08
1908-09
1909-10
1910-11
1911-12
1912-13
1913-14
1914-15
1915-16
1916-17
1917-18
1918-19
1919-20
1920-21
1921-22
1922-23
1923-24
1924-25
1925-26

25 Dec
15 Dec
25 Dec
13 Dec
14 Dec
1 Jan
20 Dec
1 Jan
22 Dec
18 Dec
9 Dec
28 Dec
24 Dec
12 Jan
16 Dec
28 Dec
16 Dec
11 Dec
3 Jan
9 Dec
25 Dec
25 Dec
16 Dec
1 Jan
19 Dec
16 Dec

11 Apr
30 Mar
24 Mar
17 Apr
1 Apr
8 Apr
24 Mar
24 Mar
7 Apr
26 Mar
20 Mar
14 Apr
2 Apr
10 Apr
10 Apr
8 Apr
11 Apr
5 Apr
26 Mar
28 Mar
16 Mar
31 Mar
20 Apr
14 Apr
3 Apr
19 Apr

107
105
89
126
108
97
94
83
106
98
101
108
99
88
115
102
116
115
82
110
81
96
125
104
105
124

 

1926-27
1927-28
1928-29
1929-30
1930-31
1931-32
1932-33
1933-34
1934-35
1935-36
1936-37
"
1937-38
1938-39
1939-40
1940-41
1941-42
1942-43
1943-44
1944-45
1945-46
1946-47
1947-48
1948-49
1949-50

6 Dec
17 Dec
21 Dec
3 Dec
16 Dec
30 Jan
10 Dec
25 Dec
24 Dec
20 Dec
7 Dec
5 Jan
7 Dec
28 Dec
2 Jan
5 Jan
3 Jan
7 Dec
16 Dec
18 Dec
13 Dec
30 Dec
21 Dec
24 Dec
23 Dec

19 Mar
1 Apr
27 Mar
20 Mar
24 Mar
4 Apr
4 Apr
26 Mar
28 Mar
30 Mar
30 Dec
13 Apr
22 Mar
4 Apr
16 Apr
11 Apr
26 Mar
2 Apr
8 Apr
20 Mar
21 Mar
10 Apr
3 Apr
30 Mar
11 Apr

103
106
96
107
98
65
115
91
94
101
-
121
105
97
105
96
82
116
114
92
98
101
104
96
109

WINTER

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WINTER

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DAYS

1950-51
1951-52
1952-53
1953-54
1954-55
1955-56
1956-57
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
"
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76

11 Dec
16 Dec
30 Dec
30 Dec
2 Jan
12 Dec
14 Dec
30 Dec
9 Dec
29 Dec
19 Dec
16 Dec
12 Dec
20 Dec
15 Dec
11 Jan
26 Dec
27 Dec
17 Dec
25 Dec
16 Dec
24 Dec
5 Jan
7 Dec
21 Dec
2 Jan
27 Dec

12 Apr
8 Apr
21 Mar
25 Mar
4 Apr
4 Apr
4 Apr
4 Apr
14 Apr
12 Apr
6 Apr
12 Apr
3 Apr
11 Apr
14 Apr
17 Mar
3 Apr
27 Mar
19 Dec
10 Apr
8 Apr
13 Apr
19 Apr
14 Mar
5 Apr
19 Apr
24 Mar

122
114
81
85
92
114
111
95
126
105
108
117
112
113
120
65
98
91
-
108
113
110
105
97
105
107
88

 

1976-77
1977-78
"
1978-79
"
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85
"
1985-86
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00

3 Dec
7 Dec
10 Dec
10 Dec
25 Dec
29 Dec
20 Dec
28 Dec
13 Jan
19 Dec
25 Dec
2 Jan
14 Dec
13 Dec
2 Jan
29 Dec
12 Dec
26 Dec
18 Dec
24 Dec
27 Dec
6 Jan
10 Dec
20 Dec
11 Jan
30 Dec
14 Jan

28 Mar
8 Dec
11 Apr
13 Dec
19 Apr
6 Apr
23 Mar
3 Apr
8 Mar
8 Apr
26 Dec
27 Mar
31 Mar
12 Mar
29 Mar
5 Apr
15 Mar
24 Mar
26 Mar
11 Apr
31 Mar
21 Mar
7 Apr
1 Apr
27 Feb
21 Mar
7 Mar

115
-
123
-
118
99
93
96
54
111
-
85
107
89
87
97
93
88
99
108
94
74
119
102
47
82
53

WINTER

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DAYS

 

WINTER

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OPENED

DAYS

2000-01
2001-02
"
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
13 Dec
2 Jan
4 Mar
4 Jan
7 Jan
25 Dec
19 Dec
7 Apr
12 Jan
15 Mar
3 Apr
27 Mar
5 Apr
24 Mar
115
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 21
 89
 80
101
 95

 

2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
 

20 Jan
26 Dec
16 Dec
29 Dec
15 Dec
14 Jan
14 Jan
16 Dec


 

27 Mar
10 Apr
23 Mar
26 Mar
 3 Apr
11 Mar
11 Apr
12 Apr
 66
106
 97
 87
109
 57
 87
117


 Long-term variation in ice duration on Lake Mendota

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