"You'd better get some clothes on before you freeze," he said.
Did they freeze off?
Lakes Ontario and Erie never freeze completely over in winter.
The lower Tarim begins to freeze early in November.
As the lakes never freeze, the prevalent cold north-west winds of North America are warmed in their passage over them, and often much of the winter precipitation is in the form of rain, so that the weather has much less certainty than in the north.