Lake Michigan ice cover breaks 37-year-old record

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lake Michigan’s ice cover has set a record.
The
federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in
Ann Arbor reports that ice spread across 93.29 percent of the lake’s
surface area on Saturday. That eclipsed the previous high of 93.1
percent in 1977.
The 37-year-old record was broken just before
moderating temperatures began shrinking Great Lakes ice. At one point
last week, the ice cover reached 92.2 percent for the entire five-lake
system, second only to the 94.7 percent high reached in February 1979.
On Monday night, it had dropped to 83.9 percent.
Lake Michigan fell to 77.1 percent Monday.
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Online:
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/pgs/ice.html

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lake Michigan’s ice cover has set a record.
The
federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in
Ann Arbor reports that ice spread across 93.29 percent of the lake’s
surface area on Saturday. That eclipsed the previous high of 93.1
percent in 1977.
The 37-year-old record was broken just before
moderating temperatures began shrinking Great Lakes ice. At one point
last week, the ice cover reached 92.2 percent for the entire five-lake
system, second only to the 94.7 percent high reached in February 1979.
On Monday night, it had dropped to 83.9 percent.
Lake Michigan fell to 77.1 percent Monday.
___
Online:
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/pgs/ice.html

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.