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(Almost) Weekly Check on Ice Coverage Across Great Lakes

3 Feb 2018, 10:53 am

According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laborary (GLERL), total ice coverage across the Great Lakes is at 29.1%.

Ice coverage across the Great Lakes as of February 2nd, 2018.

A this point last year, there was around 8% of ice coverage.

All of the Great Lakes have some amount of ice on them. Here’s the break down for each lake:

Lake Superior: 21.8%

Lake Michigan: 17.08%

Lake Huron: 44.76%

Lake Erie: 59.07%

Lake Ontario: 9.53%

Over the next few weeks its likely that more ice will form on the lakes as a cold and snowy pattern is expected across the Upper Midwest into the Northeast.


For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.