Lake Erie is almost 100% frozen-over

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

Steve Vermett, professor of geography at Buff State, says the lake is now about 94% frozen over. He notes that when a lake is totally frozen, the lake-effect "machine" is shut down.

Vermette claims the extreme cold this year is atypical of the past few winters.  He says lake erie has been steadily warming since the mid 1960's.

Vermette is concerned a warming trend this weekend could lead to more ice jam flooding, like we saw last week.