Lake Superior Ice – Memorial Day Weekend!

May 23rd, 2014 at 1:23 am by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

Lake Superior 5 22    Lake Superior Ice Eileen DeJong 5 22 14Lake Superior ice 5 22Great Lakes Ice from Canada Click on the images to enlarge.  The two pictures on the left were sent to me by Eileen Delong. These are from Friday 5/22. She writes, “Ice still covering the Lake. Trout Lily’s, May Flowers, and Trilliums everywhere in the woods. A man I talked to in the town of Christmas said that when they get a real stiff breeze out of the north, all the ice will end up on the shore there.”   The graphs from Environment Canada show current ice on Lake Superior and a comparison of this year to past years.  This is the latest we’ve ever had this much ice on Lake Superior.  The high temperature at Stannard Rock Friday was 44°.  Great Lakes ice cover was above average all winter, peaking around March 5th.

3 Responses to “Lake Superior Ice – Memorial Day Weekend!”

  1. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

    First! Everyone have a safe & fun weekend. Weather is going to be beautiful!

  2. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Well it looks like we are going to have a very nice Memorial day weekend and in today’s NWS web page they have some of the extremes that have happened on Memorial day over the years.

    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/grr/presentations/Memorial_Day_Extremes_Through_2013_2014-05-23_12-04-23.pdf

    And while this year will be a very nice weekend (or should be) as has been noted by Bill there is still some snow on the ground in parts on Upper Michigan

    http://www.mtu.edu/webcams/ripley/

    And at this start of the weekend there is still no leaves on the trees in much of the Michigan’s UP and the extreme Lower either for that matter, I am sure after this next week things will change up there but its been a slow process for them that’s for sure. I did get the tomato plants in last night so I am looking at about a week to 10 days later then I have been putting them in here in GR.
    SlimJim

  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    That ICE is a beautiful sight! I can hardly wait till next winter when we are getting absolutely hammered with COLD and SNOW! Get Ready for a GREAT WINTER!

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