Great Lakes Ice Extent Now Above Average
Feb 02, 2019 07:07AM
● By Editor
Sunset Fri. evening at S. Haven Michigan. Photo: WOOD-TV
This was sunset tonight at S. Haven, Michigan. Dozens of people came to the beach to see the sun set through a layer of lake-effect clouds in the distance where there is still open water.
Look at how the ice extent on Lake Michigan has increased over the past couple weeks. Friday, 46.2% of Lake Michigan was covered by ice. Lake Superior was at 58.2% ice cover, Lake Huron was at 53% ice extent, Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes, is up to 92.5% and Lake Ontario is at 35.7%. Lake St. Clair is at 100% ice cover.
This was the view at the Muskegon Channel on Friday. Lots of ice. You can see a layer of low clouds out over the lake where there is open water. At the Muskegon Beach, the high temperature Friday was 16.2° and the low temperature was +0.5°.