Great lakes ice reaches “average high” one month early

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

5 thoughts on “Great lakes ice reaches “average high” one month early”

  1. Let’s not forget the winter of 2013/14 when the Great Lakes were like 95% covered at peak, yet Earth is a fireball lol

  2. How can it be 10th consecitive “warmest year ever”, and simultaneously there’s the coldest superbowl and coldest Winter Olympics ever in opposite sides of the globe? It doesn’t add up. Plus, how can it be so cold on the Korean peninsula anyway, surrounded by moderating seas? It’s south of Siberia, still, quite far south it looks to be.

  3. It’s a pity you can’t compare the 1790 to 1835 ice expanse figures during the Dalton Grand Solar Minimum, with this Modern and much deeper Grand Solar Minimum that has been active since the end of the Modern Solar Warm Period in 2008.
    It’s also a pity that the Government paid solar scientists have changed the methodology of counting sun spots since 1970 as they can resolve every fragment and minor sun spot to prevent the compassion between previous GSM and this one.
    I wonder if the tax money from levies and subscription to carbon Credit slush funds is affecting the adherence to true science and are simply taking the money.

  4. ‘Interesting how global warming can create 4X more ice than average.’

    Does seem strange during the warmest years on record…allegedly.

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