November 21, 2011
Lake Vermilion is working hard on it’s winter season ice cover.
As of this morning, most of the smaller bays have ice and the larger bays were vaporizing their remaining latent heat. Lakes in our area stay ice covered for approximately 5 months of the year. If Lake Vermilion were to completely freeze tonight it would typically remain frozen until April 28th of next year.
FYI… that would be a total of 5 months and 7 days, or 159 days, or 3,816 hours, or 228,960 minutes, or 13,737,600 seconds.
Update: As of 11/29/2011 the lake is not completely iced over.