Great Lakes Ice 400% of Average for 3/26March 26th, 2014 at 10:43 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Click on the images to enlarge. The Great Lakes have 400% more ice cover than on an average 3/26 and this is a record extent for any 3/26. As of Weds. AM (3/26), Lake Michigan has a 48.8% ice cover, Lake Superior is at 89.2% coverage, Lake Huron 84.8%, Lake Erie 85.6%, and Lake Ontario. While the link lasts, here’s the sunset from the Muskegon Beach Tues. evening. Lots of ice on the Alpena GLERL camera, looking out on Lake Huron.
The low temperature of 7° in G.R. was just one degree shy of the record low of 6° set in 1996. Other low temps. this morning: 9° Kalamazoo, 0° Fremont, -3° Big Rapids, -4° Entrican (Montcalm Co.) and Manistee, -5° Baldwin and Reed City, -10 Wellston (Manistee Co.), -14° Cadillac, -17° Lake City and Wakefield, -21 Spincich Lake (in the U.P.). Snow cover: trace Grand Rapids and Lansing, 2″ Big Rapids, 3″ Muskegon, Reed City, Hopkins, 8″ Hart, 12″ Baldwin, 16″ Houghton Lake, 28″ S. Ste Marie, 31″ Ironwood and Newberry, 36″ Marquette (airport), 43″ Grand Marais, 47″ Mohawk. The GFS model is forecasting up to 10″ of snow for the eastern U.P.