Almost 4X the amount of ice as on this date last year.
The average high for Great Lakes ice coverage of 42.53% is typically reached on March 4, says reader Mark A. McCraley.
Yesterday, February 4, with ice coverage standing at 43.2%, the Great Lakes reached its average high exactly one month early.
One year ago, Great Lakes ice coverage stood at 11.3%. In 2016 on this date, it stood at only 7.2%.
Interesting how global warming can create 4X more ice than average.
Thanks to Mark A. McCraley for this link