Is Lake Erie ready to freeze over? (photos)

Is Lake Erie ready to freeze over? (photos)
Will Lake Erie freeze? According to the city of Cleveland water blog 39.2 degrees is the "magic number that signals the lake's surface can start to freeze." (Source: Michael Dakota)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Will Lake Erie freeze this year?

The Cleveland Water Department thinks the lake might just be ready to freeze over. The magic temperature is 39.2 degrees.

Once the lake’s bottom waters reach 39.2 the conditions are ripe for the shallowest of the Great Lakes to freeze over.

Once the lake’s bottom water reach 39.2 the surface water can begin to cool and freeze.

With temperatures dropping dramatically this weekend conditions are right for the surface water to freeze.

The magic temperature that tells you Lake Erie may freeze

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