Lake Winnie Ices Over

Lake Winnipesaukee, view from top of Mount Major, November 2007. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Lake Winnipesaukee, view from top of Mount Major, November 2007. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Lake Winnipesaukee officially iced over on February 15, although local officials caution that the ice may not be safe to walk on in some areas.

“This year’s inconsistent weather patterns have made ice conditions vary more than usual, even up in the northern parts of the state,” reads the latest e-blast from the NH Lakes Association. “This has caused events that depend on a thick and predictable ice cover—fishing derbies, pond hockey tournaments, ice racing, and more— to be relocated, postponed, or even cancelled. Some folks that have ventured out onto what looked like a safely iced-in waterbody, have gotten themselves into some hot water—or rather, some very, very cold water—by falling through.”