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This section is for climatological data including: 

  • Lake Levels
  • Precipitation
  • Ice out and Ice up dates




Minnesota State Climatology Office, Precipitation Data, Le Sueur County, Elysian Township

WARM = May thru Sept. totals; ANN = calendar year totals; bold = lowest 30th %; shaded = highest 30th %

YEAR

WARM

ANN

YEAR

WARM

ANN

YEAR

WARM

ANN

2020

24.94

35.25

2003

14.64

22.21

1986

30.96

42.29

2019

29.07

46.85

2002

20.67

30.77

1985

17.01

30.03

2018

25.92

39.15

2001

16.06

30.30

1984

17.07

31.65

2017

21.16

34.16

2000

21.14

32.13

1983

25.46

39.07

2016

33.69

46.4

1999

23.44

36.04

1982

16.77

30.04

2015

30.81

44.89

1998

18.06

31.86

1981

24.29

34.30

2014

19.98

33.43

1997

21.38

29.19

1980

15.17

20.96

2013

17.12

31.47

1996

19.84

32.72

1979

19.47

31.83

2012

13.68

25.15

1995

21.05

33.2

1978

18.45

27.42

2011

16.74

27.29

1994

21.33

33.68

1977

21.67

36.83

2010

28.85

39.82

1993

30.42

39.50

1976

11.50

17.06

2009

12.58

29.14

1992

18.53

31.48

1975

14.46

28.85

2008

15.51

28.21

1991

25.11

39.99

1974

14.27

21.34

2007

20.02

33.95

1990

24.69

36.06

1973

19.49

33.80

2006

14.38

25.04

1989

12.93

21.15

1972

17.76

27.61

2005

21.20

34.97

1988

11.11

19.91

1971

19.04

32.39

2004

28.41

37.63

1987

15.56

21.61

1970

19.45

35.19

In the 131 year (1891-2020) Period of Record the mean rainfall for Warm is 19.29 and Annual is 29.58

In the 131 year (1891-2020) Period of Record the mean rainfall for Warm is 19.29 and Annual is 29.58.  The May-Sept period for 2021 was 15.38






Lake name: German              The following is 2011 data and needs to be updated


Highest recorded: 1019.86 ft (06/25/1993)
Lowest recorded: 1013.66 ft (11/16/1989)
Recorded range: 6.2 ft
Ordinary High Water Level (OHW) elevation: 1018.5 ft
Runout elevation: 1017.20

Lake name: West Jefferson           The following is 2011 data and needs to be updated




Highest recorded: 1019.82 ft (06/24/1993)
Lowest recorded: 1012.9 ft (06/10/1990)
Recorded range: 6.92 ft
Last reading: 1017.1 ft (11/27/2011)
Ordinary High Water Level (OHW) elevation: 1018.5 ft


Ice Out/Ice Up: 

Year

Ice Out

Ice Up

Year

Ice Out

Ice Up

1978

April 7

x

2003

March 26

Nov 24

1979

April 18

x

2004

March 28

Dec 14

1980

April 12

x

2005

April 4

Nov 30

1981

March 14

x

2006

April 5

Dec 1

1982

April 2

x

2007

March 27

Nov 30

1983

April 3

x

2008

April 16

Nov 20

1984

April 12

x

2009

March 25

Dec 11

1985

April 3

x

2010

March 30

Nov 23

1986

April 3

Nov 8

2011

April 10

Dec 7

1987

March 8

Dec 4

2012

March 15

Dec 11

1988

March 28

Dec 3

2013

April 23

Nov 24

1989

April 8

Nov 16

2014

April 13

Nov 15

1990

March 16

Dec 4

2015

March 20

Dec 28

1991

April 4

Nov 4

2016

March 15

Dec 10

1992

April 5

Nov 27

2017

March 7

Dec 13

1993

April 15

Nov 26

2018

April 30

Nov 20

1994

April 2

Dec 3

2019

April 7

Dec 2

1995

March 24

Nov 11

2020

March 31

Dec 25

1996

April 14

Nov 11

2021

March 25

Dec 8 

1997

April 5

Nov 15

 2022

 

 

1998

March 28

Dec 7

 

 

 

1999

March 27

Dec 16

 

 

 

2000

March 7

Nov 21

 

 

 

2001

April 14

Dec 17

 

 

 

2002

April 7

Nov 25

 

 

 

The definition of Ice Out is to be able to take a boat down the middle of the lake from one end to the other. 

Ice Up is for the lake to be frozenfrom the middle of one end of the lake to the other.  The above datesmay vary by one or two days depending upon the conditions of 5 lakes.


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