Lake Michigan Is 90% Ice Covered – Equals Highest Level Ever

Lake Michigan is 90% ice covered which equals the highest level ever.
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Lake Michigan’s ice cover continues to expand into March.

CBS Local reported:


After having a meltdown early last week, Lake Michigan is now just over 90 percent covered in ice, which equals the highest levels ever recorded.

The lake was also just over 90 percent frozen in 1976, 1979 and 1994, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

The unyielding cold weather has caused the ice on Lake Michigan to continue to expand the last several days.

The below high-resolution visible satellite image from March 2 shows widespread ice cover over central Lake Michigan.

A small area of open water remained on the eastern side of the lake, well away from the Michigan shore.

And Niagara Falls froze over this week – for the second time this year.

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