Lake Superior at 94.2 percent ice coverage

Welcome to the New Little Ice Age.

NOAA had forecast only about 50 percent this winter.

See more images:
https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/compare_years/

Thanks to H.B. Schmidt for this link


13 thoughts on “Lake Superior at 94.2 percent ice coverage”

    • It looks impressive given the magnitude of the lakes. If the lakes are frozen over the regional humidity would go down and water vapor feeds the snow squalls. On the otherhand we might see a drier and deeper cold due to water being a better heat storage medium than air itself. Less water vapor ,less heat in the air and less snow produced locally. With open skys at night during the cold months one should expect more of a drop in temperature. If the deeper cold slows the melting of whatever snow does fall the reflectivity of the earth should retard the spring thaw and maintain winter like conditions later into the year. Can this be computer modelled? Imagine the great lakes area being more like Yakutsk Siberia for most of the year.

  1. Total ice cover, same date in March, from 6 to 28 to 89% (2017, 18, 19). Amazing. A repeat of The Little Ice Age would be devastating enough. Each additional book I read convinces me it could well be more.

  2. The old joke about how the first Fr—Man got yo Toronto? He got a breakaway on the St Lawrence, comes to mind…

    Maybe thats how Thunderbay was founded 🙂

  3. That could well be, Kenneth. The ice cover on the Great Lakes appears to be increasing by the year.

  4. look at the sky, the mist in it cause by the geo engineering/chemtails that the planes are leaving every day, Wake the hell up

    • Correction: Read “central lake areas” where I wrote “open water areas”. Obviously 42 cm of ice is not “open water”!

Comments are closed.