Lake Sagatagan Ice

These are the recorded dates when Lake Sagatagan on the Saint John’s Abbey & University Campus was judged to have been frozen over for the winter or freed of ice in the spring.

Frozen:

Earliest Date: November 4, 1991 [the year of the Halloween blizzard]
Latest Date: December 19, 1998 and 2015 [tie]
Average Date: November 28

Thawed:

Earliest Date: March 15, 2000
Latest Date: May 7, 2013
Average Date: April 10

YEAR OPENED/Thawed CLOSED/Froze
1894 April 15 November 19
1895 April 5 November 23
1896 April 19 November 14
1897 April 17 November 20
1898 April 22 November 22
1899 April 25 December 6
1900 April 19 November 15
1901 March 27 November 15
1902 March 25 November 29
1903 April 14 November 18
1904 April 30 November 30

Data for 1905-1980 was not reliably recorded

YEAR OPENED/Thawed CLOSED/Froze
1981 March 25 December 5
1982 April 22 November 13
1983 April 11 November 26
1984 April 11 November 20
1985 April 12 November 21
1986 April 9 November 13
1987 March 20 December 2
1988 April 7 November 18
1989 April 19 November 20
1990 April 7 November 29
1991 April 5 November 4   earliest 
1992 April 3 November 15
1993 April 17 November 25
1994 April 13 November 29
1995 April 12 November 12
1996 April 23 November 13
1997 April 18 November 16
1998 April 5 December 19    latest[tie]
1999 April 3 December 6
2000 March 15   earliest  November 21
2001 April 21 December 17
2002 April 15 November 26
2003 April 9 November 24
2004 April 5 December 13
2005 April 8 November 30
2006 April 7 December 1
2007 April 5 December 30
2008 April 23 November 21
2009 April 15 December 5
2010 March 30 December 5
2011 April 13 December 6
2012 March 19 December 10
2012 March 19 December 10
2013 May 7    latest  November 24
2014 Apil 24 November 15
2015 April 4 December 19   latest [tie]
2016 March 16 December 9
2017 March 24 December 7
2018 May 3 November 13
2019 April 19 December 2
2020 April 8 November 30
2021 March 29  December 8
2022 April 21