10 days from May and look at the ice on Lake SuperiorApril 21st, 2014 at 12:20 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the images (from the Marquette NWS facebook page) to enlarge. Look at the ice on Lake Superior, 10 days from May – here’s the MQT NWS estimate of last ice: “the amount of ice is nearing records for the latest widespread ice cover this late into spring over the northern portions of the lake… mid-May is a good estimate for much of the lake. However, some of the shoreline locations where the ice typically holds on longest could push into late-May.” The picture on the right is Coast Guard Cutter Alder assisting the Mesabi Miner out of Marquette Saturday (April 19th). Snow depth Sunday evening: Sault Ste. Marie 9″, Marquette 13″, Mohawk 28″. The latest analysis by NOAA/Coastwatch showed a Great Lakes ice cover of 36%. The 4/19-20 ice percentage shows 18% ice cover on Lake Michigan. Lake Superior still shows a 63% ice cover, Lake Huron is at 30%, Lake Erie (the southernmost Great Lake) is at 12.0% ice cover and Lake Ontario is has a 2% ice cover.