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.

    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

    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.

  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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