One more thought on Lake Superior IceJune 15th, 2014 at 2:26 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This picture was released by the Earth Observatory, showing ice in SW Lake Superior on June 8th. Click on the picture to enlarge. Here’s what they wrote (lots of interesting links to pics. of the ice). Dr. Roy Spencer expands on the story here. He says the June 8 picture shows the iceberg to be about 1 mile long and 800 feet wide! The iceberg was so big it was spotted from a high bluff 20 miles away on June 10th! A comment on Dr. Spencer’s blog write up: “We took a walk out to Lusk Caves (Canada) at the weekend. Basically a very long tunnel, near the surface, carved out of the rock by a stream. http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/gatineau-park/lusk-cave It was surprising to still see ice just 10 metres into one of the tunnels.” The mid-Lake Michigan buoy west of Holland was STILL showing a water temp. of 38.3° early Sunday morning!
Also, the Storm Prediction Center’s Slight Risk Area includes the SW corner of Michigan for tonight. We’ll have two or three chances for at least isolated severe storms in Michigan this week. Severe Weather was rockin’ the Plains on Saturday: 80 mph gust 3 miles WSW of Saronville, NE…79 mph gust at Hastings, NE, airport…86 mph gust at Phillipsburg, KS…75 mph at Hill City KS…Phillipsburg, KS had 86 mph gust w/ line of storms before instrument stopped reporting…Baseball-sized hail at Arapahoe, NE…80 mph gust 2 miles E of Oakley, KS…79 mph gust at Atwood, KS…Baseball sized hail in Goodland, KS, reports NWS office…Stockton KS tornado. Dry Saharan dust/dry layer will keep the Atlantic Ocean west of Africa free of hurricanes for the near-term. Finally, check out Leah Kroll’s video of the heavy rain Weds. in Caledonia.