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Great Lakes Ice Cover More Than Doubled in a Matter of Days

You know there’s been an arctic air mass in place. Well, that arctic air has led the Great Lakes percentage of ice cover to more than double in just a matter of 5 days.

The total ice cover as of New Year’s Eve is at 14.8% compared to just last Wednesday (December 27th) at 6%! The extreme cold and dangerous wind chills are to blame. Even though the ice cover is impressive. scientists were not surprised by this.

Although the Great Lake ice went through a pretty significant growth spurt, we are still on track to see more ice cover the lake this winter.

and since water temperatures are still above freezing, lake effect snow can be expected to continue.

Stay tuned as we keep you updated on the situation over the Great Lakes:

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy stein 

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