Great Lakes Ice Cover 3000% Of Normal – More Than Double The Previous Record

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NOAA says many years have been colder, because they believe the freezing point of water has changed.

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18 Responses to Great Lakes Ice Cover 3000% Of Normal – More Than Double The Previous Record

  1. lance says:

    Is the “Ship of Fools” on the Great lakes? I heard Reggie is looking for a new area to test out his new torch

  2. philjourdan says:

    I hear the UP is due more snow this week. Makes me glad I do not live there.

  3. Crashex says:

    The amount of ice now is 5 weeks past the average trend. Do we have ice remaining on the lakes into June?

  4. tom0mason says:

    This year is shaping up to be only the 5th or 6th hottest ever.

    /sarcoff

  5. Morgan says:

    Yeah, but 80% of the lakes are 97% ice free. Only 20% of the lakes are still frozen. The IPCC predicted that by this time of year 5 lakes will be melted with an error bar of 2 lakes, so we are within the predicted range and only 1 lake away from the median.

  6. Billy Liar says:

    Meanwhile, in Alaska, it’s only 6-10 days to ice out:

    http://www.nenanaakiceclassic.com/

    • An Inquirer says:

      I cannot find on that website the ice out date for years past for the Nenanaak Ice Classic. Do you know where those historic dates could be found?

      • Mike D says:

        Go to the brochure tab and download it. The 2nd page is a calendar with past dates and times. Oddly, it looks like the ice breakup tends to take the weekend off. Though that’s just a function of where those days fall this year.

  7. Mike says:

    Great Lakes ice cover is actually 3805% above normal. The data shows mean ice coverage on the Great Lakes for the 4/23 date is 0.84%. As of 4/23/2014, 32.81% of the Great Lakes were still covered by ice.

  8. B.C. says:

    I’m still having problems making ice in my oven. Perhaps Mann, Trenberth and Hansen can give me some pointers?

  9. John F. Hultquist says:

    True color satellite views (MODIS) of the Lakes can be found here:
    http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/webdata/cwops/html/modis/region_map.html

    Lake Erie still has some ice tucked along the eastern end. Lake Simcoe, about 50 miles north of Toronto, is still ice covered. This is a popular spot and someone likely has records of ice-free dates. I did not find anything interesting. Some sites are reporting ice conditions for fishing purposes and are for January of this year. Other sites are a year or two old. I expected to find something like the Nenana Ice Classic (see Billy’s link above). No luck.

    It remains chilly in Ontario.
    http://weather.gc.ca/forecast/canada/index_e.html?id=ON

  10. Is this caused by global warming? Or is this one of those times where weather should not be confused with climate?

  11. gator69 says:

    Yes, but the Great Lakes are only .05% of the Earth’s surface. At least 97% of the planet has a fever, and 98% of grantologists predict that this year 99% of the Great Lakes will 100% ice free!

    Panic, enslave, and raise taxes.

  12. Andy says:

    3009% percent of normal !!

    I’m surprised this is not posted in in peer reviewed scientific journals !

    What is going on with the world?

    Andy

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