Mar 27, 2014

Great Lakes Ice Cover Update

Yesterday (March 26) the Great Lakes were still 74.3% ice covered:
At this time last year, the Great Lakes were almost ice free:
Even after the cold winter of 2011, only Lake Eerie had significant ice:
The last time ice cover was anything close to this year was 2009:
Ice covered about the same areas in 2009 as this year, but ice concentration was lower in 2009.

Temperatures have been 8 to 12 degrees below normal across the Great Lakes during the last 30 days:

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