Great Lakes Likely to Have Most Ice This Year Since Records Began

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An aerial view shows most of Lake Superior is already covered by ice. The last time ice coverage was over 80 percent in back-to-back years was in the 1970s.

The Great Lakes are likely to have the most ice this year since records began.
Ice Age Now reported:

“Great Lakes ice is now running ahead of last year and ice will increase with more brutal cold coming,” says meteorologist Joe d’Aleo. “We are likely to have the most ice since records began.

By the end of February the entire country east of the Rockies will have averaged below normal,” says d’Aleo. “Boston will have either the coldest or second coldest month in their history. It is nearly 13F below normal in Cleveland and all points east for February. Boston has the second most snow for the season and is very likely to be the snowiest ever by the end of the winter. They blew away the all time monthly snow record by 18 inches and could end up with 6 feet if models are right in 1 month. Ice has clogged Delaware Bay and New York and Boston Harbors.”

“Ice is seen as far south as off the New Jersey Coast and will likely clog Boston and New York Harbor in the brutal cold of the next 10 days. Freezing spray warnings are in effect in the waters around NYC this morning.”

Historical Ice cover Great Lakes
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NOAA/GLERL

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