Still Ice on Lake Superior!June 4th, 2014 at 9:20 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
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 extent. Global 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.