We are so close!!

March 7th, 2014 at 3:44 am by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

Lake Michigan ice   great lakes ice canada  Great Lakes Ice  We have set a record for the most ice on the Great Lakes in any March and we are so close to an all-time record.  Currently Lake Michigan has  a 91.7% ice cover and the Great Lakes are at 92.2% .  The record for Great Lakes ice was set back on 2/19/1979 at 94.7% coverage.  The record for Lake Michigan is 93.1%  set in 1977.  So, we’re within 2% of setting all time records for both Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.   As I write this…the temperature in G.R. is 13°.   The first 6 days of March were 18.2° colder than average in Grand Rapids!

2 Responses to “We are so close!!”

  1. Dan (Byron Center) says:

    SO the chances for the Lake to completely freeze over are not very good? Also, what influence if any will all this ice have on this Spring and Summer? INTERESTING weather system to watch for this week!

    1. INDY says:

      No severe thunderstorms this summer!! INDYY

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