Still Ice on Lake Superior!

June 4th, 2014 at 9:20 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Lake Superior Ice 6 5 14  Ice Marquette June 1 2014  Modis Lake Superior Click on the images to enlarge.   We’ll start June 5 with 0.9% (slightly less than 1%) ice on Lake Superior (see map on the left).   You can see the pictures from June 1 (from the Marquette NWS facebook page).  On the right, we have the Lake Superior MODIS satellite picture (from NOAA Coastwatch).  Look closely at the picture and you can see a couple pixels of ice.  You’ll also note how green the area is now.   Water temps:  S. Lake Michigan buoy 37.6°, N. Lake Michigan buoy 36.5°, E Lake Superior buoy 34.9°.   Here’s North American snow and ice cover.  There is still ice on the north third of Lake Winnipeg and there is still snow on the ground in N. Canada.  Here’s Arctic sea ice extent and Antarctic sea ice extentGlobal sea ice extent is above average.   Also, 60,000 cattle perish in Bolivia cold wave…and check out the webcam at Barrow, Alaska – looking out over the solid ice on the Arctic Ocean.  Now through the first week of August, it’s light 24/7 at Barrow, so you can see this webcam at midnight or 3 am and it will still be light.   The high temperature on 6/3 of 38° was the warmest temperature so far this “spring” in Barrow and Barrow has had at least a trace of snow flurries on 28 of the last 31 days.   Also, check out the snow pile that’s left on Mackinac Island.

16 Responses to “Still Ice on Lake Superior!”

  1. Zach says:

    OT, but there is a confirmed wedge tornado in KY right now

  2. Brian (Grandville) says:

    Really Bill. Another thread about ice in June? I guess we wouldn’t have to talk about it if it weren’t true right?

  3. YeahThatDan says:

    Wow this! Ice. Could there be, ice in July? 1 percent is still a lot of area. Soon it will start, snowing! But before that the World Series! What is happen with the Tigers! Is Prince back soon? Leyland needs to sit Coke! Stay cued.

    1. Jack says:

      YTD = ” Knuckle Head” !!!! Jeezzz….STAY CUEDDDD !

    2. Dan (Byron Center) says:

      Prince is not a Tiger. Pay attention!

      1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

        Coach retired last year…Wowsers

  4. Not to be rude or anything because the pics are cool and it’s amazing it’s on the lake this late, but I wish it would melt already so these threads about it could come to a end.

  5. Jack says:

    HEADS UP FOR THE ISS Flyover :::: Thu Jun 5, 00:17 AM 5 min 22° 10 above WNW 11 above NE  
    Happy Viewing….. :-)

  6. Jack says:

    Very Nice, 5 minute Flyover Tonight I Got to Enjoy ! , Hope YE All, got to Do The Same !!! Stay CuedDDD, More Viewings ON TAP !!!

    1. Jack says:

      See HERE :: Thu Jun 5, 3:31 AM 6 min 45° 10 above NW 10 above E  
      Thu Jun 5, 5:08 AM 5 min 25° 11 above W 10 above SSE  
      Thu Jun 5, 9:50 PM 6 min 61° 10 above SW 10 above ENE  
      Thu Jun 5, 11:28 PM 5 min 27° 11 above WNW 11 above NE  
      Fri Jun 6, 1:05 AM 5 min 18° 10 above NW 10 above NE  
      Fri Jun 6, 2:42 AM 6 min 31° 10 above NW 10 above E  
      Fri Jun 6, 4:19 AM 6 min 43° 10 above WNW 10 above SSE  

  7. Jack says:

    Hey, BILL….Here is a Tune for All These Threads on ” ICE”!!!!!! CUE:: Heheeeee, STAY CUEDDDD & Happy THERAPUTIC THURSDAY….. ;-) . :-)

  8. Treasure Hunter says:

    Thanks for posting. It’ll finally be gone within the next couple of days.

    Now my only request is to keep the 80+ degree days away til July!

    A couple weeks in the mid to upper 60′s and 70′s would be awesome!

  9. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Today looks to be a very nice day and the forecast for the next several days also look to be very nice. While there is a little “nip” in the air (Temp here is 54°) the sun and blue skies look great this AM.
    On the other side of the coin here we are on June 5th 2014 and there is still a snow pile on Mackinac Island and the snow patch is still on Mt Ripley near Houghton and I am sure there are other spots in the UP where there are some sort of snow piles left that just tells you how cold the spring was and how much snow there was on the ground last winter. Oh here is the link for the snow patch on Mt Ripley.

    And now there is word of the price of gas going back up to almost $4.00 a gallon so while the weather looks good the price on gas not so good on the old wallet

  10. SD says:

    I appreciate these post Bill! Others may not, but I love the updates and can’t wait for the post when the ice is officially gone!

  11. GunLakeDeb says:

    Just reminding everyone that waaaay back in April, I believe, everyone was going to make bets about when the last snow pile would melt. *I* said “June 9th”. Granted, it was mostly sarcasm – but it looks like I was the closest ;-)

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      I had my doubts but dog gone it, you were right. :-)

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