Burns Lake started 2015 with freezing rain and heavy snowfalls. On New Year’s Day, Burns Lake had 29 cm of snow on the ground. By Jan. 11, 2015 another 19 cm had accumulated, adding up to 48 cm of snow on the ground. According to Lisa Coldwells, meteorologist for Environment Canada, the record amount of snow on the ground for Burns Lake area was on March 16, 1974 when there was 104 cm of snow. The Lakes District area can expect to have a break over the next couple of weeks with mild temperatures and no heavy snowfalls.