Great Lakes ice coverage is below average

Drone 8 over Lake Michigan at Holland State Park. (Jan. 28, 2016)
Drone 8 over Lake Michigan at Holland State Park. (Jan. 28, 2016)


HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The Great Lakes have just a fraction of the ice they’ve had in the past two years by late January.

Right now, the five lakes are about 12 percent ice covered, compared with 27 percent in late January of 2015 and 48 percent in January 2014. 2014 was the year Lake Michigan broke its record ice extent.

Normal ice cover for this time of year is about 19 percent.

Great Lakes ice coverage for the last full week of January, courtesy Environment Canada.
Great Lakes ice coverage for the last full week of January, courtesy Environment Canada.

Drone 8 went up over Lake Michigan at Holland State Park on Thursday. Watch that video above and on our Facebook page.

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