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Record Great Lakes Ice Receedes

11 Mar 2014, 12:58 pm

According to NOAA, Lake Michigan saw an all-time record ice coverage on Saturday, March 8th. The ice coverage peaked at 93.29%, which was more than the previous record of 93.1% set in 1979.

Interestingly, the ice coverage on Lake Michigan has dwindled to 76.9% today. It’s amazing what a little warm air can do.

Lake Superior

Lake superior had a peak ice coverage last Thursday, March 6th of 95%, which according to NOAA ties the record ice coverage for Lake Superior set in 1979.

Thanks to the recent mild weather, ice has disappearing quickly on Lake Superior since last week.


March 5th

Ice coverage 94.7%

March 10th

Ice Coverage 93%

Great Lakes Ice Coverage

According to GLERL, the Great Lakes Ice Coverage has dropped from it’s 2nd highest peak in recorded history of 92.2% on Saturday, March 8th to 83.9% on Monday, March 10th

March 6th: 92.2%

March 10th: 83.9%

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