Daily Archives: January 10, 2012

Ice, Ice, Maybe: Are Lakes Freezing More Slowly This Year? (Plus a Wild Ice-Breaking Effort to Save Nome)

The folks who organize the New England Pond Hockey Classic (NEPHC) on Lake Winnipesaukee are hopeful they’ll have solid ice next month, like they did last year when the Classic drew 150 teams (that’s 150 teams, not players) to New Hampshire’s largest lake and the summertime resort town of Meredith, which is on the northern shore of the lake where I spent my summers as a youngster. Although it’s a far cry from being iced over just yet (read: no ice), Lake Winnipesaukee’s water temperature is a bone-chilling 37 degrees and the air temperature is 30 degrees — ice is surely on its way.