MODIS satellite picturesFebruary 11th, 2014 at 9:59 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s today’s (Tues.) MODIS Great Lakes satellite pictures. According to Environment Canada, the Great Lakes are now at 86% ice cover (GLERL’s last report said 80% – just updated 2/11 to 87%). That’s second behind 1994 (88%) for the most ice on the Great Lakes up to this point in the season. Records go back to 1980 in the satellite era. There was still plenty enough open water to produce the clouds over West Michigan and even occasional flurries near Lake Michigan. It’s cleared out tonight and temperatures are dropping. The two deep Finger Lakes south of Lake Ontario are still open. Cayuga Lake is 435 feet deep and Seneca Lake is 618 feet deep, nearly 3 times deeper than Lake Erie. Also, watch the wind push the ice away from the Wisconsin and Illinois shore in this movie. Here you can see the ice move on Lake Superior. Here’s a view of the snow in Iran.