Ice Coverage

Great Lakes Ice Coverage

Nearly 20 Percent Of Great Lakes Still On Ice

In the aftermath of one of the coldest winters on record, 19 percent of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice.

05/05/2014

Satellite image of ice coverage on the Great Lakes on March 6, 2014, when surface ice levels were at 92.19 percent. (Credit: NOAA)

Lake Michigan Ice Breaks Record; Great Lakes Hit 2nd Highest Level

Lake Michigan set a new record for ice coverage over the weekend, when ice levels reached 93.29 percent.

03/11/2014

(Credit: NOAA)

Lake Michigan 90 Percent Covered In Ice, Equals Highest Level Ever

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

03/03/2014

Much of the Lake Michigan ice melted last week, while lakes Superior, Huron and Erie remain almost totally covered in ice.  Most of Lake Ontario is water. (NOAA)

Great Lakes Ice Coverage As Seen From Space; Lake Michigan Meltdown

Last week’s brief thaw melted much of the ice covering Lake Michigan, but three of the Great Lakes still remain nearly entirely on ice.

02/25/2014