Ice on Lake Superior in June!!

June 1st, 2014 at 12:48 am by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

Lake Superior ice Duluth Memorial Day Weekend Melissa Ellis   Lake Superior Ice May 30 2014ice lake superior 6 1 14 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.

7 Responses to “Ice on Lake Superior in June!!”

  1. michael g (SE GR) says:

    I was hoping it would make it! Never thought I’d see it.

  2. Jack says:

    Wow, another History Maker This Year !! Hoping for some Record Heat This Summer…Stay CUEDDD..

  3. Sandy(Hudsonville) says:

    This sounds like a year for records. I never thought I would see ice on any of the Great lakes in June either. I really think the photos are amazing.

  4. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Keep the facts coming Bill! All of the COLD and ICE must be caused form global warming, right?

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      If you say so…

      1. Ryan says:

        Actually, yes. Look into it a little bit. Warming in the middle part of the earth will actually cause cooler temps near the pole regions from more water vapor in the air causing more clouds. yada yada yada…

  5. Michelle says:

    Do you have dates for ‘last ice’ for previous years? It would be interesting to compare.

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