Ice on Lake Superior in June!!June 1st, 2014 at 12:48 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
It’s official! We still have ice on Lake Superior on June 1st (for the first time in modern history). NOAA Coastwatch/GLERL is reporting that Lake Superior starts the month of June with a 1.8% ice cover. Click on the images to enlarge – the ice map is on the right. This is patchy, small ice floes in some areas along the south shore, where the prevailing north wind has pushed the ice. We were still seeing a little floating ice on he Granite Island webcams late Saturday. The 4-panel picture in the middle (from NWS Marquette) show views of the ice that continued to linger around Marquette on Friday evening, May 30th. The bottom 2 photos show the Michipicoten heading for the upper harbor ore dock. Here’s more Lake Superior webcams. Picture of the Brrrrrrmaids from Melissa Ellis. The water level of Lake Superior has risen 13″ in the last year and the level is now 8″ above the long-term average! All five of the Great Lakes have seen water levels rise from 10-13″ in the past year. Also, check out the patch of snow left on June 1 on the Mt. Ripley webcam…from meteorologist Bill Steffen.