Lake Champlain Freezes Over For Second Year In A Row

Feb 16, 2015

Lake Champlain has completely frozen over for the second year in a row, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS Burlington office announced Monday that the lake is fully frozen. According to the agency's data, the Feb. 16 freeze makes 2015 the third year in the past 10 when the lake has frozen over completely.

Last year, it froze completely by Feb. 12. Before that, Lake Champlain hadn't "closed" since March 2007.

According to historical data kept by the National Weather Service, the lake used to freeze completely more frequently. From 1816 to 1916, there were just three years (1828, 1842 and 1850) in which Lake Champlain didn't freeze over.

From 1916 to the present, there have been more than 30 years in which Lake Champlain never completely froze over.