Monday, February 24, 2014

A Great Freeze Over the Great Lakes

NASA reports A Great Freeze Over the Great Lakes "Ice cover on North America’s Great Lakes reached 88 percent in mid-February 2014—levels not observed since 1994. The average maximum ice extent since 1973 is just over 50 percent. It has surpassed 80 percent just five times in four decades. The lowest average ice extent occurred in 2002, when only 9.5 percent of the lakes froze."


The images above is from the early afternoon of February 19, 2014 showing 80.3% ice coverage.

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