Ice conditions on area lakes could deteriorate even more this week  (Audio)

January 11, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–This will not be a good week for making ice on area lakes. In fact, there will be more of it melting, than being made….

National Weather Service forecaster Ryan Leake says there’s nothing in their long-range outlooks that indicates any blizzards or extreme cold are on the horizon…

The one thing this mild stretch is doing is shortening up the winter season…

The mild weather has led to deteriorating ice conditions on area lakes. On Saturday night, a 60 year-old man and eighty year-old boy drown on Lake Poinsett when their four-wheeler broke through the ice around 6:00 p.m.