Modis Image – Lake Michigan

March 27th, 2013 at 7:59 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

modis lake michigan   This is the MODIS  satellite image centered over Lake Michigan from Weds. PM (3/27).  Click on the image or click here to see full screen.  Note the “lion’s head” (ice) west of the Mackinac Bridge that looks like it’s about about to devour Hog IsTorch Lake never froze this winter (deep lake).  There is still a lot of ice in Green Bay and up by the Mac. Bridge.  It looks like there is snow in the Allegan St. Game Area, but none north over the open fields of Ottawa Co.  The east end of Lake Macatawa is open water.  My “tornado scar” west of Green Bay is still there!  Check out the MODIS picture of Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Ontario.  One more picture, check out Mt. Edna in Italy.

Also:  U.S. temperatures Jan. 1 – Mar. 26 (from the High Plains Regional Climate Center).

8 Responses to “Modis Image – Lake Michigan”

  1. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    I would believe there still is snow in the Allegan State Game Area. There is almost always the most snow there during the winter when we go snowmobiling here in west Michigan.

  2. Thank You Bill: This was fascinating, particularly the part about the Wisc. tornado.

  3. Nathan says:

    TWC has a new app update! Also, that tornado scar is STILL there! Awesome!

  4. The snow on my property in southern Newaygo Co. (Ensley Twp.) is still about 4 to 8 inches deep (90% coverage), particularly in the woods. That’s enough to get some last minute snowmobiling in, without driving very far north…:)We’re on a north by north-west facing big hill (drumlin?) over 1,000′ MSL.

  5. Bert van Aalsburg says:

    Checked out the photo of Lake Superior. Can anyone explain what that is the serpent shaped object west of Isle Royale? Doesn’t look like clouds or ice floe. Are the levels in the lake down here as they are in lakes Michigan and Huron?

  6. Steve B says:

    Bill, I’m pretty sure it’s not a lion’s head. Based on that white streak running between the jaws, I’d say it’s more likely a Slobber-toothed Tiger.

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