Tag: Great Lakes Ice

Lake Michigan Ice Coverage

March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Lake Michigan Ice Coverage

      You probably have heard that the Great Lakes are more covered with ice this winter than in a long, long time.  That certainly is true with Lake Superior reaching about 95% covered status a good month ago already.  A report from the National Weather Service and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab […]

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Heat, Drought, and Ice

February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Heat, Drought, and Ice

Before going into a discussion about heat, drought, and ice, I wanted to first highlight once again how the StormTrack9 weather blog is a place for insight and information long before it reaches a wider audience. Late last year I recapped the status of Peak Oil theory. In the blog entry I linked to the latest night-time […]

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Great Lakes Stress

December 24, 2012 0 Comments
Great Lakes Stress

Colder weather is putting thicker ice on the area lakes allowing ice fishermen to enjoy a little safer conditions and this will continue for the next week or so (the ice build-up) as daytime high temps will stay below freezing. We will probably not have temps above freezing again until we have a “January thaw”. The […]

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1912 Record Cold

January 4, 2011 0 Comments
1912 Record Cold

Just yesterday during my look at the final numbers of 2010, I brought up the topic of how we haven’t had a record low temperature during the winter months (Dec-Jan-Feb) since 1996. Highlighting this fact reminded me of how cold it was back in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The records from this time period […]

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Hurricane Forecasting and Moving Ice

March 12, 2009 0 Comments
Hurricane Forecasting and Moving Ice

Two nights ago when we had winds top over 40 mph in Central Wisconsin, the winds gusted near 60 mph across Green Bay and Door County.  The high winds were actually strong enough to break off a huge section of ice in Green Bay and send it into Lake Michigan.  Totally awesome for us…Visible Satellite […]

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Ice Analysis, La Nina Update

February 6, 2009 1 Comment
Ice Analysis, La Nina Update

In order to guage how cold it has been this winter it is useful to monitor the amount of ice on the Great Lakes. It is quite rare for the Great Lakes to freeze completely over. The last time all the lakes forze over was in 1996. There was also one year earlier in this […]

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